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NACo Prescription Discount Card Program Has Saved Americans More than $500 Million on Prescription Drugs
Date:11/14/2012

WASHINGTON and WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents in counties across the country that participate in the National Association of Counties (NACo) Prescription Discount Card Program have saved more than $500 million on their prescription medications since the launch of the program in 2004, according to data released today by NACo and CVS Caremark. Today more than 1,400 counties across the United States participate in the program.  While the average savings per transaction is approximately 24 percent, those savings can add up over time for many American families.

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"This program puts cash back into consumers' pockets thanks to their county government and the National Association of Counties," said NACo President Chris Rodgers, Commissioner, Douglas County, Neb.  "Saving American consumers more than $500 million on their prescription costs is an enormous milestone for our program, and NACo is extremely proud of this result."

"At CVS Caremark, we recognize that medication adherence can positively affect an individual's overall health, while also helping to reduce overall health care costs," said Jon Roberts, President of the pharmacy benefit management business of CVS Caremark.  "The NACo Prescription Discount Card Program helps reduce the cost of medications – one of the most frequently cited barriers to taking medications as prescribed – and is one example of the many programs we administer to help support medication adherence and help people on their path to better health."

The savings as a result of the program are significant in many of the participating counties.  For example,  $24.3 million saved in Mo
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