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Free medicine from a surprising source: Drug companies

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Low-income, uninsured patients at the El Dorado County Community Health Center in Placerville, CA, can find help applying for free prescription medications. ((Courtesy of EDC Community Health Center))

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Many low-income, uninsured people do without essential medication because they can't afford the high drug prices. But help is available from, of all places, the pharmeceutical companies themselves, which offer millions of dollars worth of free prescription drugs to the needy.