(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.