Beacon Charitable Pharmacy now is the name for the Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County.
The non-profit organization said it will continue to provide medications, guidance, solutions and hope to uninsured, underinsured and low- to moderate-income residents in Stark and Carroll counties. The new name reflects the services and should help increase local awareness by giving patients and physicians a solution for obtaining prescription medications.
Working with pharmaceutical companies allows Beacon to bring more than $300,000 worth of brand name medications to the community. Each year Beacon dispenses medications that have an average wholesale value of more than $2 million, said Carol Risaliti, executive director of Beacon.
“Our focus is on pharmacy, providing prescription medications to those most vulnerable in our community,” she said.