The County’s Montgomery Rx Prescription Discount Program has saved residents more than $20 million since it began in December 2004 and in that time more than 1.2 million prescriptions have been filled by County residents.
The program, a partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo), provides an average 24 percent savings off the retail cost of commonly prescribed medications. Montgomery County was one of the first pilot programs in the United States. There are now 1,400 counties participating in NACo’s Prescription Discount Card Program. The program is administered by CVS Caremark.
Celebrating the success of the program with County Executive Ike Leggett (2nd from right) are (from left) National Association of Counties Executive Director Larry Naake; County Health Officer Dr. Ulder J. Tillman; and Caremark Director of Community Programs Aaron King.
Residents can pick up a discount card at Montgomery County Public Libraries or by calling 311.
For more information, go to http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rx .
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POSTED AT: Friday, July 15, 2011 | 4:28:00 PM