Tough times are the perfect times to ask employees for ideas and put those ideas to work. Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc., New York, N.Y., did just that when it recently announced that it will offer its medicines for free to unemployed Americans and their families who have lost health insurance. The inspiration for the new program, called MAINTAIN (Medicines Assistance for Those who Are in Need), came from Pfizer employees who had seen friends, family members, and neighbors struggle to ...

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