St. Mary’s County Prescription Drug Program Continues to Save Residents Money

According to a press release by St. Mary’s County, since the county joined the program in March 2010,

County residents have saved in excess of $159,745, an average of $21.41 per prescription or 30 percent off the retail price. A total of 7,462 prescriptions have been filled through March 2013, surpassing the savings estimate of $19 per prescription or 29 Percent off the retail price as reported in January 2012.

St. Mary’s County began offering a prescription discount card program to help consumers cope with the high cost of prescriptions.

The cards are easy to use; simply present the card to the participating pharmacy. There are no enrollment forms needed, no membership fees or limitations on frequency of use. Residents may use the card any time for prescriptions are not covered by insurance.

The free discount cards are offered through a partnership with the National Association of Counties and CVS Caremark.

Visit NACo’s website for more information on participating counties or to print your prescription discount card.

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