LoCurto on Discount Drug Cards
by Geoff Kelly - posted 4:27 pm, October 27, 2009
A good idea for a poor city: Tomorrow evening, Buffalo Councilman Mike LoCurto is introducing a program that provides free prescription drug discount cards, sponsored by the National League of Cities. LoCurto will explain the program at 5pm at the North Buffalo Community Center (203 Sanders Road). The discount cards offer average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs at more than 59,000 participating retail pharmacies across the country. There are no restrictions based on age, income level, or existing health coverage. There are no membership fees, no enrollment forms.
“In the current economic climate, where many people are watching what they spend, the NLC prescription discount card will offer significant savings on the purchase of prescription medications for our residents,” LoCurto said in his press arlease. “Whether or not an individual has prescription coverage, this program can make it easier for our residents to afford the drugs they need to deal with a short-term illness or stay healthy by managing a chronic condition.”