St. Mary’s County Residents Save Money through NACo Program

Since March 2010, St. Mary’s County residents have saved more than $89,000 on prescription drugs through the National Association of Counties (NACo) Prescription Drug Discount program. Launched in 2004 as a 17-county pilot program, NACo in partnership with CVS Caremark, introduced the NACo Prescription Drug Discount Card program. The program, offered exclusively to families residing in any participating NACo-member county, provides a discount on commonly prescribed medications for those that do not have prescription drug insurance.

According to a St. Mary’s County press release, the average savings as of November 2011 were

Category

St. Mary’s County

Total savings to date

$89,145

Average savings per prescription

$19.92

Total percentage of retail discount

28.81%

Prescriptions filled through NACo program

4,426


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