LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Since it was launched in the fourth quarter of 2008, the Nevada Drug Card® Program has saved Nevada residents $20 million, according to information released for the period ending December 31, 2013.
“The free Nevada Drug Card makes prescription medications more affordable for many uninsured and underinsured Nevadans,” says Suzanne Domoracki, Program Director for Nevada Drug Card. “And, it’s also valuable to people with health insurance coverage that lacks prescription benefits, which is common for health savings account (HSA) and high deductible health plans. For Nevadans to have saved so much since the introduction of the card just over five years ago is amazing.”
The Nevada Drug Card discount-prescription card is available at no cost to residents statewide regardless of age or income. It offers savings on both brand name and generic medications, with discounts ranging from 10 to 75 percent.
“The Nevada Drug Card is accepted at all major chain pharmacies in Nevada, and at more than 56,000 national, regional, and independent pharmacies across the country,” boasts Domoracki. “The pharmacy roster includes some of the country’s most-recognized brands, including CVS/pharmacy, Kmart, Target Pharmacy, Walgreen’s, Walmart, and regional pharmacies like those inside Albertsons Sav-on, Raley’s, Safeway, Save Mart, Scolari’s, Smith’s, and Vons supermarkets, as well as many others. The card can also be used by Nevadans when they’re traveling outside the state.”
Nevadans who do not qualify for publicly funded programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare, particularly benefit from the program, as do people filling non-covered medications. The program even offers discounts on certain prescriptions for pets.
Nevada residents can download a free prescription-discount card by visiting www.NevadaDrugCard.com, or stopping by a local participating pharmacy and asking the pharmacist to process their prescription through the Nevada Drug Card. The card is also available through a link on the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce website.