In The News

 

Below are media stories featuring NC MedAssist programs and patients.  For media requests and opportunities, please contact Kristin Young, Foundations and Communications Director.

October 2017

Free Medicine, Health Screenings, and Medical Supplies in High Point, WFMY News 2

Local Church Hosting Mobile Pharmacy Event, High Point Enterprise

Health Happenings, Greensboro News & Record

September 2017

Mobile Pharmacy Event in Cabarrus/Rowan County, Independent Tribune

Medicine GiveAway Scheduled September 23rd in Kannapolis, Salisbury Post

Mobile Free Pharmacy Event in Greensboro, September 15, WFMY News 2

August 2017

Over the Counter GiveAway, WNCT 9

Free Over the Counter Medicine Give Away, Franklin Times

June 2017

Spotlight on the Safety Net – Dispensing Hope: North Carolina’s Only Statewide Free Pharmacy Program for the Uninsured, The North Carolina Medical Journal, Volume 78, Number 3

May 2017

Carolinas Healthcare, NC MedAssist give away free medicine in Wadesboro, The Anson Record, Imari Scarbrough

April 2017

Free medicine giveaway Friday, Shelby Star

Free OTC medicine give away in Duplin County, WITN

Over the counter medicine give away, Shelby Shopper

March 2017

Entrega de medicinas gratis este viernes en Greensboro y el proximo en High Point, Que Pasa, Adrian Romero

Medicine give away demonstrates high cost of health, Daily Reflector, Ginger Livingston

Free medicine available Saturday, Daily Reflector

Medicine drop, giveaway events today, Daily Reflector

February 2017

OTC medicine giveaway planned in Warrenton, Warren Record, Luci Weldon

Over the counter medicine giveaway returns, The Daily Dispatch, Val Short

Free over the counter medicine giveaway, Star News, Cheryl Whitaker

Giveaway offers free OTC medication to families in need, WECT

January 2017

Free medicine give away for Hurricane Matthew victims in Lumberton, WBTW, Kiahnna Patterson

OTC medication to be given away Friday, The Robesonian, TC Hunter

Free over the counter medicine program targets area affected by flooding, WBTW Staff

Free over the counter medicine program targets area affected by flooding, The Robesonian

November 2016

Saturday event offers free over the counter medicine, Gaston Gazette

Free over the counter medicine distributed to people in need, Gaston Gazette, Michael Barrett

Medicine giveaway a hit in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Daily News, Naomi Whidden

Over the Counter Medicine GiveAway Held for Residents in Need, Time Warner Cable, Liz Ortiz

Over the Counter Medicine Giveaway to be held Saturday in Jacksonville, Daily News, Jannette Pippin

October 2016

Pancakes & Beer: day of details you need to know, Charlotte Five, Joanne Spataro

Pancakes & Beer: Guilty pleasures help provide medication to our uninsured neighbors, Charlotte Five, Joanne Spataro

September 2016

High Point Host Free Over the Counter Medicine Give Away, TWC News, Elaina O’Connell

HPU and Community Partners Host OTC Give Away for Community, High Point University

Community Partners to Host Free OTC Medicine Give Away, High Point University

United Way Helps Provided Free Medicine, Rocky Mount Telegram, Corey Davis

Medicine Give Away Planned, The Daily Herald, Khai Hoang

Free Over the Counter Medicine for Granville County Residents, Home in Henderson, Phil Hart

26 upcoming Charlotte-area races that will actually make you want to run, Charlotte Agenda, Kylie Moore

August 2016

Free medication available on Friday, Winston-Salem Journal, Richard Craver

Over the Counter Medicine Give Away Today, WFMY News 2, Meghann Mollerus

Free Over the Counter Medicine Give Away, WFMY News 2

Free Medicine Give Away, WFMY News 2

OTC Meds to be Given Away Friday, The High Point Enterprise

July 2016

Free Over the Counter Medicine Give Away Friday, Greensboro News & Record, Nancy McLaughlin

Obtenga medicamentos gratuitos con MedAssist, Hola Noticias, Mariana Murray

Health Briefs, Greensboro News & Record

June 2016

Charity Race for Runners with Appetites, Cary Citizen, Michael Papich

Pancakes, Bacon, and…Beer?, Cary Magazine, Jessica Wight

April 2016

TarHeel Talk, Fox 50, Sonya Williams

Free OTC Medicine Give Away Day, Time Warner Cable News – Triad, Elise Mickalonis

Local Medicine Give Away, WXII 12, Samina Engel

Over the Counter Medicine Give Away Friday in High Point, News & Record, Greensboro

HPU to Bring Free Over the Counter Medicine to the Community, High Point University

HPU Gives 1,500 Members of the Community Free OTC Medication, High Point University

February 2016

NC MedAssist regala hoy medicinas sin receta médica, Liliana Cruz, el Progreso Hispano News

January 2016

Medicamentos gratuitos en Charlotte, Liliana Cruz, el Progreso Hispano News

December 2015

Tips for Making Last Minute Tax-Deductible Donations, Kate Gaier, Time Warner Cable News

October 2015

Organizacion ayuda a obtener medicamentos recetados, Liliana Cruz, La Noticia

Free Over the Counter Medicine Give Away, Channel 2 WFMY

HPU Participates in Over the Counter Drug Give Away, Channel 12 WXII

HPU Brings Free Over the Counter Medicine to Community, High Point University

September 2015

How to give back to nonprofits in your neighborhood: First Ward Edition, Brigitte Acosta, CharlotteFive

Seven ways to save money on necessary medications, Jason Stoogenke, WSOC-TV

It really is free – Non-profit partners with Baptist Association to giveaway over-the-counter meds, Jackie Bridges, The Shelby Star

August 2015

Event Helps Area Families Have Healthy Start to the School Year, Kate Gaier, Time Warner Cable News

Back to School Bonanza: Free OTC Meds and School Supplies, Ann Doss Helms, Charlotte Observer

July 2015

Organization to Host Medicine Give Away Day, The Pilot, Moore County, NC

A Medical Program to Assist Those In Need, Sondra E Z Hines, Q City Metro

Bounty of Drugstore Supplies Brings Charlotte Giveaway Days, Ann Doss Helms, Charlotte Observer

June 2015

Charlotte Health Insurance Broker’s Tactics Raise Questions, Ann Doss Helms, Charlotte Observer

May 2015

Greenville Holds Medicine Give Away, Michael Abramowitz, Daily Reflector

Over the Counter Medications Given Away in Greenville, Brad Christian, WNCT Channel 9

March 2015

OTC Give Away Day in Gaston County, Lauren Baheri, Gaston Gazette

NC MedAssist to Give Away Free Medicine, Jamica Whitaker, The Daily Dispatch

February 2015

Free Pharmacy Program in North Carolina, Colleen Odegaard Charlotte Today

Executive Director Speaks on Behalf of Healthcare Non-Profits on the Dangers of Unlicensed Providers, WCNC

January 2015

Over the Counter Drug Giveaway Aims to Reduce Hospital Visits, Time Warner Cable News

Program Provides Free Medicine to Low-Income Individuals, WSOC-TV Channel 9

October 2014

Hundreds grab free over-the-counter medicine in Charlotte, David Sentendrey, FOX46 Carolinas

Medicine giveaway helps uninsured in Charlotte, Diana Rugg, WCNC

Charlotte nonprofit to give away medicine, Karen Garloch, The Charlotte Observer 

July 2014

Over the counter medicine giveaway draws a crowd in High Point, Michael Spears, FOX8 WGHP

Hundreds get free over-the-counter medicine in High Point, Sarah Newell Williamson, Greensboro News & Record

Hundreds Turn Out for Free Medicine Giveaway, WFMY News 2

Program Offers Free OTC Medication to Families in Need, Time Warner Cable News (Triad)

Non-Profit Hosts High Point Drug Give-Away, Kathryn Mobley, 88.5 WFDD

For North Carolina enrollees on federal marketplace, nothing changes for now, Karen Garloch, The Charlotte Observer

Free over-the-counter medicine giveaway Friday in High Point, Cindy Farmer, FOX8 WGHP

Get free over-the counter drugs July 25, Staff Reporter, Greensboro News & Record

One Day Giveaway: Get OTC Medicine For Free, Tracey McCain, WFMY-TV

Painkillers kill more people than heroin, cocaine in NC, Mike Hanson, WCNC-TV

April 2014

Free medicine for those in need, Mike Hanson, WCNC-TV

Non-profit organization in need of volunteers to help give medication to the needy, TWC News Staff

MedAssist Over the Counter Giveaway, T. Ortega Gaines, The Charlotte Observer

October 2013

Poorest of the poor left out of Affordable Care Act’s health insurance expansion, Karen Garloch and John Murawski, The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte-area consumers still not getting through to buy insurance at online exchange, Karen Garloch, The Charlotte Observer

September 2013

Rate of Uninsured Mecklenburg Women on the Rise in Mecklenburg County, by Kirk Hawkins, Fox Charlotte

November 2011

UNC-TV interviewed NC MedAssist at their Sanford Enrollment Event,November 3rd. To watch the video, follow this link. (Note: the MedAssist piece is 7 minutes in)

June 2011 

NC MedAssist Expands to Serve Entire State
, by Todd Cohen, Philanthropy Journal.

March 2010

NC MedAssist Helps Pay For Drugs, by Mary Cornatzor, Staff Writer for the News & Observer.

Program Helps Needy Get Their Medications, by P. Christine Smith, Staff Writer for the Sun Journal on  ENCToday.com.

MedAssist Seeks to Raise $1M for Shift to Independent Status, by Jennifer Thomas, Staff Writer for Charlotte Business Journal

Pfizer Joins NC MedAssist to Expand Free Medicines Program for Low-Income, Uninsured North Carolinians.

A report by AcademyHealth and the Center for Health Care Strateiges states that charity care is still essential post-reform.  Click to read more.

NC MedAssist Becomes Central Fill Pharmacy
, Attorney General Roy Cooper press conference, March 2009.

The TV show, America Now, interviewed our very own patient and volunteer, Stephanie Alexander for their piece on cutting corners with medicine. View the video and article here.

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Excellence in Health Care: Providing medicines to those who might go without

Premium content from Charlotte Business Journal by Bea Quirk , Contributing writer
Date: Friday, September 30, 2011, 6:00am EDT – Last Modified: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 4:18pm EDT

Since 1997, N.C. MedAssist has been serving low-income residents of Mecklenburg...Read More »


Health Care Overhaul Could Face Supreme Scrutiny Next Week

By: Kirk Hawkins

Helen McDaniel spends spends roughly 150-dollars on medications each month and she’s uninsured. The West Charlotte resident said, “My mother always told me when you get down to the last seven pills, if you don’t have the money, call...Read More »