Source: NorthFulton.com

Discount prescription savings program offered
Could save residents 75 percent over retail price

by Aldo Nahed

January 14, 2014

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — County residents looking for affordable prescription drugs can now enroll in a program that can save up to 55 percent annually on more than 60,000 brand name and generic drugs.

“With health care costs on the rise, prescription drug discounts will help ease some of the financial burdens individuals and families are facing at a time when they need it the most,” said Forsyth County Commission Chairman Pete Amos. “There are no eligibility requirements so the prescription card is expected to have a sizeable impact on uninsured residents or residents facing high insurance deductibles.

“If a particular drug isn’t covered under a person’s health plan, they can use the card to save on those prescriptions.”

The Coast2Coast Rx discount card, which is accepted at major chains and many independent pharmacies, could provide a resource that can save up to 75 percent on a single prescription off the retail price of the drug.

The card, which is distributed free of charge, also offers discounts on dental, vision, hearing and veterinary services, diabetic equipment and supplies, lab and imaging services as well as discounts on most pet prescriptions.

Cardholders save on both brand name and generic drugs, and all family members can use the card.

The Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all county residents, regardless of income, age or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. This program will come at no expense to the county.

The card will be available for residents at most participating pharmacies and various county government offices and facilities, including the County Administration Building, libraries and health facilities. Residents will also be able to print the prescription card and view the nearest participating locations at www.coast2coastrx.com/counties/ga/forsyth.