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Ramsell and Oakland Department of Human Services Head Start Program Partner to Offer Free Pharmacy Drug Discount Card

Oakland, Calif., January 06, 2009 – Ramsell, a pharmacy benefit manager and information management company, announces a partnership with the City of Oakland's Department of Human Services, Head Start Program to administer their Pharmacy Drug Discount Card for low-income families. The Pharmacy Drug Discount Card will be distributed by Oakland Head Start case managers later this month.

Children and families who utilize the Oakland Head Start Program will receive a Pharmacy Drug Discount card that offers immediate prescription discount benefits averaging 10% to 85% on both brand and generics. The drug discount program is free, requires no paperwork, and does not exclude those with pre-existing conditions, current health condition, age or insurance status.

Ramsell and Oakland Head Start are two pioneers operating under the core principals of serving the underserved community. “We are pleased to partner with the Oakland Head Start Program to provide their members with a cost savings option to help alleviate the high cost of prescription drugs," says Sophia Byndloss, President, Ramsell.

"Oakland's Head Start Program provides assistance to over 1,100 families annually. The Pharmacy Drug Discount Card will be a viable program for low-income families' access to medications," states Jennifer Galindo, Health Coordinator, City of Oakland, Department of Human Services/Head Start Program.

Key benefits of the Ramsell Pharmacy Discount Card Program include:

  • Significant discounts on prescription drugs – an average of 10% to 85% on the cost of both brand-name and generic drugs
  • Easy enrollment – anyone can enroll into the program instantly either by phone or Internet
  • No cost – membership is free and prescription discounts begin immediately
  • Extensive pharmacy network – the card is accepted at over 58,000 pharmacies nationwide
  • Everyone qualifies – available to anyone, regardless of current health condition, age or insurance status

About Ramsell
Ramsell, a subsidiary of Ramsell Holding Corporation, is a highly efficient pharmacy benefits manager and information management company that provides customized services for public health programs. Its proprietary software and healthcare expertise enables health care entities to make funds go further, thereby assuring that patients have access to life-sustaining medications they need to survive and thrive. As an important segment of the Ramsell family business, Ramsell gives a portion of its profits to the Flowers Heritage Foundation, a non-profit group active in community service, education, prevention and the fight against HIV and AIDS. Ramsell is based in Oakland, California.

More information on Ramsell is available at http://www.publichealthrx.com.

About Oakland Head Start
Oakland Head Start provides comprehensive child development aimed to foster social skills and school readiness for children ages 3 to 5 years old from low-income families. The program is based on the philosophy that each child has the right to learn, explore and develop at their own pace. Parents and staff work as a team to develop and implement a curriculum activity plan for each child.

More information on Oakland Head Start is available at http://oaklandhumanservices.org/services/children/headstart.htm.