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Senator Dilan Urges New Yorkers to Explore New Low-Income Prescription Benefits

New drug discount card for eligible New Yorkers, ages 50 to 64



New Pfizer Inc. Program Gives Families Access to Free Medication

Helps to maintain prescription coverage despite loss of job

(Albany, NY)—Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) is spreading the word of yet another prescription assistance program, this time by the graces of private industry.

Pfizer Inc., recently announced that it will help families who have lost health insurance maintain access to any Pfizer drugs prescribed to them at no cost. The new program, Medicines Assistance for Those who Are in Need (MAINTAIN), gives access to Pfizer medicines for free to eligible unemployed Americans and their families.


Senator Martin Malavé Dilan Applauds Newtown Creek’s Designation as a Superfund Site

The near 150-year toxic scourge that has claimed Newtown Creek—the bordering waterway between Brooklyn and Queens—ends with today’s announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency that designates the canal as a Superfund site.The new designation follows the outcome of a series of EPA tests and samples taken over a three-month period in 2009. That report confirmed the presence of  toxic chemicals, heavy metals and petroleum products in more than 1 million cubic yards of sediment.


Senator Dilan Announces Legislation Signed into Law by Governor Cuomo

Legislation permits optometrists to certify vision related disabilities

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law a bill authored by State Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-Bushwick).  The legislation, S.1340A, permits licensed optometrists to certify a vision related disability for the purposes of receiving a handicap license plate from the Department of Motor Vehicles. 


October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Senator Dilan stresses the importance of early detection

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) is urging women to take advantage of free breast cancer support and referral services available throughout New York City this October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

According to the state Department of Health, one in eight women will develop breast cancer.