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Danbury Offering Prescription Drug Discount Cards

Regardless of income, people may be eligible for a prescription drug discount card in Danbury. This press release came from Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton.

Mayor Mark Boughton is pleased to announce a prescription discount card program that will allow residents to obtain savings on prescriptions that are not covered under their current insurance plans.

 The Prescription Drug Discount Cards will be arriving to in the mail at the homes of every Danbury resident within the next few weeks.  In addition, the cards will be available at City Hall and at many pharmacies.  The cards are part of an initiative offered by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), a statewide association of cities and towns in Connecticut, and distributed in partnership with Mayor Mark Boughton.

 Mayor Boughton explained, “It can be extremely difficult to cover the cost of prescriptions when insurance is not available, for this reason, I have taken the initiative to arrange for each Danbury resident to receive a City of Danbury Prescription Discount Card to help with their medication costs.”

 The cards will offer the following features and benefits:

  • Anyone can participate, regardless of age or income;
  • All prescription medications are covered including pet prescriptions that can be filled at a pharmacy;
  • There is no cost to the municipality or to participating residents;
  • Cost savings average 45%;
  • There are over 63,000 participating pharmacies nationwide including, CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Stop & Shop, Big Y and many independent pharmacies,
  • Discounts are also offered on other medical services including vision, hearing and Lasik services.

 If you have any questions regarding the information in this press release please contact CityLine 311 at 203-744-4311.

bordwithbs January 11, 2013 at 11:27 AM
All good, but is it necessary to spend the money to mail the cards to everyone when they will be available at every pharmacy in the area? Is that a taxpayer cost? Maybe a bit of overkill to get some extra publicity Mark?
Mark Langlois January 11, 2013 at 11:51 AM
Aren't you parsing this a little closely, Bord? It's a statewide thing. Not a bad one. Certainly there is a cost. How would people know to ask at a pharmacy without publicity first? The letters reach people who aren't reading the news.
RedeMed January 29, 2013 at 07:43 PM
After reading through most of the comments here I realized very quickly that many of you are feeling the pain of high prescription costs and poor prescription drug benefits. While recently helping a family friend navigate thorugh the Prescription Assistance programs offered by the major pharmaceutical companies we developed an easy to use service for other to be able to take advantage of the free medication programs that are offered. In most cases, you can receive your meds for FREE from the pharmaceutical companies. Over 4200 medications are covered under the PAP programs. I strongly encourage you to visit http://www.redemedllc.com/ so you can read about the prescription drug program assistance that they offer. The folks at Redemed are a family operated organization that truly believes that you should not have chose between buying your medications and feeding your family. This is not SPAM or a scam, it's a truly innovative approach to helping people and it works! I hope you take the time to explore your options and visit the website to see how you can save hundred if not thousands of dollars on your prescription drug costs. You may call or fax us by dialing 1-(888) 963-9605 Our email address is redemedllc@gmail.com
Lily Waterhouse April 02, 2013 at 09:03 PM
I use a prescription discount card from www.rxdrugcard.com. Is there a way to compare drug prices?

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