City of Peoria Press Release
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Peoria Rolls Out Prescription Drug Discount Card
Discount card can offer average savings of 20 percent off drug retail prices
PEORIA, Ariz. (July 1, 2009) – Peoria has
launched a program to help provide residents with some relief from the high cost
of prescription drugs. The city is making free prescription drug discount cards
available to city residents through a program sponsored by the National League
of Cities (NLC). The discount cards offer city residents average savings of 20
percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.
The discount cards may be used by all residents of Peoria and has no
restrictions based on the resident’s age, income level, or existing health
coverage. The NLC card can be used when purchasing prescription drugs at
pharmacies around the city, as well as at more than 59,000 participating retail
pharmacies across the country.
“In the current economic climate, where many people are watching what they
spend, Peoria is happy to partner with the National League of Cities to make
this prescription discount card available for our residents,” said Mayor Bob
Barrett. “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.”
Cards are available at city buildings at no cost to city residents. City
residents can call toll-free 1-888-620-1749 or visit
www.caremark.com/nlc for assistance
with the program.
“Not only does the NLC prescription discount card help residents save money on
their medications, it is easy to use,” said Barrett. “Peoria residents only have
to show their card when purchasing medication at one of the many participating
pharmacies. There is no enrollment form required to get a card, no membership
fee of any kind and city residents and their family members can use the card any
time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.”
The discount card program is administered by CVS Caremark.
About The National League of Cities
The National League of Cities (NLC) is the nation’s oldest and largest
organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of
opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for
19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.
To learn more about NLC, go to www.nlc.org.