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Wednesday July 29th, 2015 9:32AM

Union Co. launches free discount drug savings program

By Staff
BLAIRSVILLE - Union County has joined the Coast2Coast Rx Card program.

The new Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all County residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their prescription medications.

County officials say the program has saved cardholders throughout the nation an average of 60% in 2013 on the cost of prescription drugs. Even pets and people living outside the County are able to take part in the program. The Rx card is distributed free of charge and may be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Union County and includes over 60,000 drugs in its formulary.

"With healthcare costs on the rise, prescription drug discounts will help ease some of the financial burdens individuals and families are facing at a time when they need it the most," said Union CountyCommissioner Lamar Paris. "There are NO eligibility requirements so the Rx card is expected to have a sizeable impact on uninsured residents or residents facing high insurance deductibles. If a particular drug isn't covered under a person's health plan
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