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Ohio Rx program makes CVS its preferred pharmacy
June 21st, 2013
CINCINNATI – Ohio Drug Card has named CVS/pharmacy as the preferred pharmacy for its free statewide prescription assistance card.
Ohio Drug Card said Friday that Ohio residents who lack access to a computer or can't otherwise obtain a hard-copy card can now visit any CVS/pharmacy location to have their prescriptions processed through Ohio Drug Card. Residents just ask the pharmacist to process their prescription through the Ohio Drug Card.
The drug discount card can be used at more than 56,000 pharmacies nationwide, including CVS/pharmacy, Kmart, Kroger, Giant Eagle, Marc's, Walgreens, Meijer, Pamida and Target.
The Ohio Drug Card is designed to help the uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications. People with health insurance coverage but no pharmacy benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high-deductible health plans, also can use the program. Those with prescription coverage, too, can use the card to get a discount on prescription drugs not covered by insurance.
Ohio Drug Card said its prescription assistance program has helped residents save more than $30 million since its inception in May 2008.