Prescription Drug Manufacturer Pfizer Comes to the Aid of Sabrina Brown

March 13, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page

Almost a week after someone stole the medications she needs to survive, Sabrina Brown got some good news Monday.

The prescription drug manufacturer, Pfizer has announced that it will help Brown obtain the Zyvox medication free of charge through Pfizer's RSVP program, which is designed to help qualified patients access the Pfizer specialty medicines they need.
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The announcement by Pfizer comes after Nashville media publicity about the case.

Brown, who lives on Earl Avenue with her husband and step mother, told WJLE last Friday that someone broke into her home last Tuesday, March 6th between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. while they were away. When Brown returned, she discovered that someone had emptied out her purse and stolen cash and some expensive medication she was taking for a life threatening bacterial blood infection. Smithville Police were called to investigate. There was no sign of forced entry. Brown told police she wasn't certain whether the doors to the home were locked while they were gone.

Police report the following list of items stolen and their approximate value: Zyvox, $7,515; Zofran, $1,796; Cipro $67.99; Phenergan $19.49; TN ID $20; and $150 in cash. The purse was found in the basement.

Brown, a patient at Vanderbilt, said the hospital gave her the medications but they wouldn't replace what had been stolen and she can't afford to buy more. Brown said she might have died had she not been able to replace the medication she needs for her condition. Brown made an appeal to whoever stole the medications to return them to her, but no response has come so far.

Brown said she is thankful for the words of encouragement and letters of support she has received over the past week.

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