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Saturday, April 21, 2012

City residents can receive free prescription discount cards

From the city of Alexandria: Free Prescription Discount Cards Offered to City Residents   The City of Alexandria, in partnership with the National League of Cities, is making available free prescription drug discount cards to City residents in an effort to provide some relief from the high cost of prescription medications. The cards, made possible through a program sponsored by the National League of Cities (NLC), can provide an average of 23 percent savings off the retail price of prescription medications.   The NLC Prescription Discount Card can be used by all Alexandria residents with no restrictions based on a resident’s age, income level, or existing health coverage. The card can be used at many pharmacies around the City, as well as at more than 60,000 participating retail pharmacies across the country.   This card helps residents who are completely uninsured as well as those who have insurance but require specific medications that are not covered by their insurance plans. In both scenarios, residents experience significant savings on prescription medications not covered by health plans.   Residents can obtain a free NLC Prescription Discount Card in a number of ways. The cards can be printed from the Internet at or picked up at the Department of Community and Human Services, 2525 Mt. Vernon Ave., City Hall, City libraries, and other city agencies. Residents can use to locate the nearest participating pharmacy or call toll-free 1.888.620.1749 for assistance with the program.   CVS Caremark administers the NLC Prescription Discount Card program.  

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