Durham offers discount card to residents to lower prescription drug costs | News

Durham offers discount card to residents to lower prescription drug costs

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The City of Durham announced today a new discount program that could help reduce out-of-pocket costs for city residents whose prescriptions aren't covered by their health insurance.

Any city resident can pick up a free discount card that will give an average savings of 20 percent of prescription charges at a number of pharmacies and drug stores nationwide, according to a city news release. Users aren't required to register. The discount card may be printed online or picked up on the first floor of Durham City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza downtown, and there are no limits on how many times the card may be used.

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The discount card is part of a national program administered by CVS Caremark and made available to the City of Durham through its partnership with the National League of Cities, the release said.

Residents with questions may call 1-800-620-1749 or visit the program's Web site to check drug prices and participating pharmacies.

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