Syracuse, NY – Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney today announced that Onondaga County residents who use the ProAct drug discount card have saved more than $18 million since 2007, filling more than 435,000 prescriptions at an average savings of 57% on each medication filled.
“The ProAct Drug Discount card is an excellent way for those who are uninsured or underinsured to realize real savings on everyday prescription medication purchases. We are happy to offer this free service at no taxpayer expense to the residents of Onondaga County,” said County Executive Joanie Mahoney.
Onondaga County has offered residents the prescription drug discount card program since November 2007 in an effort to provide financial relief at the pharmacy counter for residents who are uninsured and underinsured.
By endorsing the prescription discount card program, Onondaga County is 1 of 50 counties across New York State who has ensured that uninsured and underinsured residents have access to affordable prescriptions. The Onondaga County discount card program will provide some level of financial savings on every medication filled with the card, typically ranging from 10-20% off name brand medications and 20-70% off generic medications. The discount card can be used at most pharmacies within the county and residents can log onto www.NYRxDiscountCard.com to print a card, find their nearest participating pharmacy or to look up the cost of their prescription medications.
There are no fees associated with the discount card program, for the resident or the county, and one card can cover an entire family. There are no enrollment forms or prerequisites to use the discount card; and everyone in the county is eligible to use the program. Simply present the discount card at your local pharmacy when filling a new prescription and start saving.
ProAct, Inc. is a Pharmacy Benefit Management Company based in Central New York and a division of Kinney Drugs.