Drug Card Could Make Prescriptions More Affordable

By: Tametria Conner Email
By: Tametria Conner Email

There's a new discount drug card available and Mississippi residents are eligible.

It's called the Mississippi Prescription Drug Card Program and all Mississippi residents qualify, whether you have insurance or not.

According to mississippidrugcard.com, you may receive savings of up to 75% at more than 50,000 national regional, and independent pharmacies. This program is sponsored by FreeDrugCard.us and the United Networks of America. According to the Web site, Fred's Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Winn-Dixie, K-Mart, as well as thousands of independent pharmacies, participate.

Fred's pharmacist, Bobby Boyd, said this is a fairly new program for the state. He said the Mississippi Prescription Drug Card is one of many discount cards, but the difference is this drug card is so easily accessible via the Internet and you can save money on eyeglasses, teeth whitening and dental plans.

"The benefits would be for anyone that doesn't have a drug card, can just simply go to the Internet or download a card, or either they can come here and we would be glad to do that for them," said Boyd. "And it does guarantee them a low discounted price on their medication."

Boyd says this discount card will not beat regular insurance. But people without insurance can see huge savings.

"Even someone that has a Medicaid card that falls into the gap during the course of the year. They can use the card, too."

Hundreds of medications are on the drug list, both brand names and generic brands.

Click on the link below to visit www.mississippidrugcard.com, enter your name and e-mail address and a printable membership card will be created for you. Officials say the card is pre-activated and can be used immediately.

You may type in the name of your medicine to see if it is available. There's a slightly different drug list for the Freedom Program and Spirit Program, so check it out first before you register to see which program is more suitable for you.

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  • by Kim Location: Wyoming on Jul 2, 2009 at 02:31 PM
    Is there a way to compare this card's drug prices with the prices that I'm getting with the prescription discount card that I bought at www.rxdrugcard.com? I pay $4.50 a month for that card.
  • by HappyCustomer Location: Baton Rouge on Feb 27, 2008 at 08:31 PM
    This card is wonderful! Saved $17 off a $34 prescription today! Love it! Can't believe how easy.
  • by TAYLOR Location: BROOKHAVEN, MS on Jan 7, 2008 at 09:26 AM
    This card really helps! It saved me around 55% on my generic medications. I printed a card from this website to take to the pharmacy.
  • by Lacey Location: Meridian on Jan 7, 2008 at 08:43 AM
    This card is going to really help me out. I was able to get one at the site in no time.
  • by Amanda Location: mississippi on Jan 7, 2008 at 06:48 AM
    This discount card is a life saver! It saved me around 65% on my prescriptions. Its easy to use and completely FREE. I printed mine right off the internet. This is awesome! thanks yall!
  • by Spphia Location: Woodville, MS on Jan 7, 2008 at 06:47 AM
    I just printed this card off of the website. The process so simple, it seemed too good to be true. But, when I used it at Walgreens, I saved about 60% on all of my generic meds! This program truly is a big help.
  • by Jeff Location: Smoot on Jan 7, 2008 at 06:35 AM
    I am eligible to receive some of my medications for free due to my income, but this card helped me big time on my other medications which were not covered!! Thanks, JS
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