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Prescription assistance program helps patients afford their drugs
e-Reports, Oct. 6, 2014
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that America outspends any other country on prescription drugs – $45 billion in out-of-pocket dollars last year alone. However, the Indiana Drug Card can help your patients who aren’t insured or who take prescription drugs not covered by a health insurance plan.

The Indiana Drug Card offers discounts of up to 75 percent off the retail price for FDA-approved prescription medications. Both brand and generic medications are eligible for a discount.

Indiana Drug Card was launched to help uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications. The program also can be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefit, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSAs) and high-deductible health plans.

The Indiana Drug Card program has chosen CVS as its preferred pharmacy so that residents who don’t have access to a computer to print a card can visit any CVS pharmacy to process their prescriptions through the program. Residents simply need to reference “Indiana Drug Card.”

The program has helped save residents over $52 million since its inception in July 2009. The card is accepted at more than 56,000 participating regional and national pharmacies. Encourage your patients to print a free Indiana Drug Card here.

Indiana Drug Card is also available as an app for iPhone and Android by searching “Free Rx iCard” in the app store. If you are interested in ordering free cards for your clinic or hospital, email Natalie Meyer, program director.

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