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“Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Ad: Pharmacy Times (May 2016)”

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Pharmacy Times (May 2016)

A Children's Miracle Network Hospitals ad was featured in Pharmacy Times (May 2016 Issue). A donation will be made to your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital each time a prescription is processed through the Rx Assistance Program.

Pharmacy Times (May 2016)


“Discount Prescription Drugs for Your Patients”

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WSMA Reports (July 2014)

WSMA has teamed up with the Washington Drug Card to help physicians provide discount prescription drug cards to patients and employees. Washington Drug Card is a statewide prescription assistance program that offers discount drug cards to all state residents. The cards can be used for savings of up to 75 percent at more than 56,000 regional and national pharmacies. The cards themselves are free, and there are no membership restrictions, no income requirements, no age limitations and no applications to complete. Have a supply of Washington Drug Cards mailed to your clinic by contacting Eric Brown at eric.brown@washingtondrugcard. com or (206) 755-6971, or encourage your patients to print a free card at www.washingtondrugcard.com


“Free Drug Card Has Saved Washington Residents $2.6 Million”

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(Olympia, WA) – Washington residents have saved over $2.6 million on prescription medications since the launch of the free statewide prescription assistance program.

Washington Drug Card, which offers free discount drug cards to residents, was launched in August, 2008. The program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and there are no applications to fill out. Anyone interested in receiving a free card can visit www.WashingtonDrugCard.com.

Washington Drug Card was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured residents of Washington afford their prescription medications. However, the program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs. This includes people enrolled in Medicare Part D.

"Washington Drug Card has helped many residents get the medications that they so desperately need. We will continue our efforts to create awareness for the program and to establish new card distribution sites so that all residents will have access to this program," said Washington Drug Card, Program Development Director, Eric Brown.

Washingtonians can download a "FREE" card by visiting www.WashingtonDrugCard.com. Anyone not able to access the website, or otherwise obtain a member card, can simply visit any Safeway pharmacy location and ask the pharmacist to process their prescription through the Washington Drug Card. The card is accepted at over 50,000 pharmacies around the country. Washington residents can download a free card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies at www.WashingtonDrugCard.com.


“State Residents Saving on Drugs”

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As the health care debate rages in the "other" Washington, state residents have saved more than $2.6 million on prescription medications since the launch of the free statewide prescription assistance program backed by the private sector.

Washington Drug Card was launched last August to help uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications. However, the program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts and high-deductible health plans.

The program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and there are no applications to fill out. Anyone interested in receiving a free card can visit www.WashingtonDrugCard.com.

Washington Drug Card was developed by a non-profit organization with funding support by pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies. This program is not affiliated with the state of Washington, which offers a prescription drug discount program that is open to groups and individuals, called the Washington Prescription Drug Program. Enroll in the WPDP program is available by visiting www.rx.wa.gov.


“Washington Drug Card Announces New Program”

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(Olympia, WA) – Washington Drug Card is now offering associations, businesses, non-profit organizations, chambers of commerce, and healthcare facilities the ability to private label the free drug card program. This option will allow them to create their own custom cards so that they can receive credit for delivering the valuable savings offered through this free statewide prescription drug card program.

Washington Drug Card announced earlier in the week that the pharmacy discount program has already saved residents over $2.6 million. Washington Drug Card was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured residents of Washington afford their prescription medications. This program is not funded with any State or Federal funds unlike similar programs around the country. In a time when healthcare, and the public funding of healthcare programs, is such a hot topic in America. Washington Drug Card is showing that there are viable options to fund these programs without using tax payers' money.

Washingtonians can download a "FREE" card by visiting www.WashingtonDrugCard.com. Anyone not able to access the website, or otherwise obtain a member card, can simply visit any Safeway pharmacy location.


“Washington Drug Card Saves Millions For Residents”

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Washington state's drug card program has saved residents more than $2.6 million since it was launched in August of last year, program officials have announced.

The Washington Drug Card helps people who are uninsured or underinsured but can be used by anyone, even those who have insurance if they use the card for drugs not covered by their plan. The card is funded by pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies and accepted at more than 50,000 different locations across the country.

The state says there are no restrictions, no income requirements, no age limits, and no application to fill out. The average savings are between 30 and 75 percent off on drugs.

You can sign up for a free car at www.washingtondrugcard.com.


“Washington Drug Card Saves State $2.6 Million”

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(Olympia, WA) – A free prescription drug discount card being rolled out in states across the country has saved residents of Washington state $2.6 million, the company that distributes the cards announced Tuesday.

The Washington Drug Card, launched in August 2008 by United Networks of America, is designed to assist uninsured and underinsured residents pay for their medications.

"Washington Drug Card has helped many residents get the medications that they so desperately need," Washington Drug Card program development director Eric Brown said in a statement. "We will continue our efforts to create awareness for them program and to establish new card distribution sites so that all residents will have access to this program."


“Washington's Drug Card Program Has Saved Residents $2.6M”

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(Olympia, WA) – Washington Drug Card Announces New Program. Washington residents have saved more than $2.6 million on prescription medications since the launch of the free statewide prescription assistance program.

Washington Drug Card, which offers free discount drug cards to residents, was launched in August 2008. The program has no restrictions to membership, income requirements or age limitations and there are no applications to fill out.

"Washington Drug Card has helped many residents get the medications that they so desperately need," said the program's development director, Eric Brown. 'We will continue our efforts to create awareness for the program and to establish new card distribution sites so that all residents will have access to this program."

The program was launched to help the state's uninsured and underinsured residents afford prescription medications. However, it can also be used by those who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts and high-deductible health plans.

Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use the program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs. This includes people enrolled in Medicare Part D. The card is accepted at more than 50,000 pharmacies around the country.


“Prescription Medication Assistance in the Pacific Northwest”

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The cost of prescription medications can be overwhelming. There are a number of prescription assistance programs in the Pacific Northwest available to help you.

The Drug Card:
The Washington Drug Card will provide you with prescription medication savings of up to 75% at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country including Safeway, Fred Meyer, Albertsons Sav-on, BI-MART, QFC, Kmart, Shopko, Target, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, and many more. To obtain your free savings card, simply visit www.washingtondrugcard.com. You can create as many cards as you need. Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska also offer free savings programs. To obtain a card in your respective state, please visit one of the following websites: Oregon (www.oregonrxcard.com), Idaho (www.idahorxcard.com), Montana (www.montanarxcard.com), and Alaska (www.alaskarxcard.com).


“Weekly Report: Washington Drug Card - Discount Prescriptions”

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Washington State Hospital Association Weekly Report (June 2012)

The Washington Drug Card is a free statewide discount prescription assistance programdesigned to assist uninsured and underinsured residents in paying for their medications. Washington residents can download a free card and locate participating pharmacies by visiting www.washingtondrugcard.com.

The Drug Card:
The program can be used to supplement most health insurance plans including Health Savings Accounts and High Deductible Plans. It can also be used as a Medicare Part D supplement by providing discounts on non-covered drugs. Average savings are roughly 30 percent.

For more information, contact Eric Brown at eric.brown@washingtondrugcard.com or 206-755-6971.


“Weekly Report: Washington Drug Card Provides Prescription Assistance”

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Washington State Hospital Association Weekly Report (May 2013)

The Washington Drug Card is a free statewide prescription assistance program that offers prescription discounts to all Washington residents. The program provides discounts on both brand and generic medications with an average savings of around 30 percent. The program has no restrictions to membership, including no income requirements, no age limitations and no applications.

The Washington Drug Card is funded by pharmaceutical companies and was launched to help uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications. The program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people with prescription coverage can use the program to get a discount on prescription drugs that are not covered by insurance.

To print a discount drug card, locate participating pharmacies, and search medication pricing, visit www.washingtondrugcard.com.

If you have any questions or would like hard cards for your patients, contact Eric Brown, Program Director for Washington Drug Card, by sending an email to eric.brown@washingtondrugcard.com (Beth Zborowski, bethz@wsha.org )