The Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation is teaming up with AmeriCares to deliver medication to their free clinics in five states including Connecticut. Patients suffering from hypertension, chronic respiratory problems and infections may receive a supply of Ridgefield-based Boehringer Ingelheim medicines free of charge.
In the four Connecticut clinics alone, the new program will provide treatment for approximately 600 patients diagnosed with hypertension.
In 2013, Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation donated more than $35 million of medicines to underserved patients around the globe. That was done through its Product Donations Program.