Abbott has supported Direct Relief since 2005, and in 2008 was the lead healthcare company to pilot the Replenishment Program at one community clinic in Los Angeles County. The purpose of the pilot program was to increase access to needed medications among low-income, uninsured patients while alleviating burdensome administrative processes and reducing costs for the clinic. By 2010, the Replenishment Program had demonstrated success in these areas and had expanded from one clinic to four that reach approximately 3,000 patients.