Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Veterinary prescription program

The National Association of Counties in partnership with Caremark, corporate owner of CVS Pharmacies has established a grant program to fund discounts on prescription medications to American Families who are either uninsured or under insured.

The discount card automatically earns on average a 24% discount of prescription drugs at more than sixty thousand locations across the country. including most major national pharmacy chains as well as Walmart and on line outlets.

The program is funded by voluntary contributions from the pharmaceutical manufacturers who have signed an agreement with Caremark and NACo the administrators of the program delivery. 

According to Jim Philips at the NACo office in Washington, DC the program was intended to benefit Americans who are not insured and not able to afford the rising cost of prescription medication. Philips stressed that the discount prescription program is intended to benefit the whole family including pets when a valid veterinary prescription is presented.
Prescription holders can pick up a card at most CVS stores or contact your local county administration to obtain the card. The card is free and requires no registration.County offices will also have a joint letter from the NACo and Caremark describing the program's intent including a statement regarding the veterinary prescription component. You should ask your local county office for a copy of that letter in case a retailer is unfamiliar with the  program.

The NACo Prescription Discount Card Program also provides a website where you may download and print the discount card: The program is free and there are no restrictions on the number of times it may be used or the total amount of the savings to a single person or family.

If your community is not on the list you may choose any listed city on the site and download that discount card – there are no restrictions for residency and you do not have to show identification other than a valid prescription.

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