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Date:9/15/2011

GLOUCESTER, Mass., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Health care costs are increasing, but NeedyMeds.org today reminded consumers that there are ways to save money while staying healthy.

NeedyMeds.org is a not-for-profit one-stop-shopping clearinghouse when it comes to finding discounts on prescription medications and other medical needs.  Consumer can visit www.needymeds.org to see information in both English and Spanish regarding cost savings on prescription drugs that cuts through all of the confusing clutter, and patients can even sign up for savings right on the spot.

Dr. Richard Sagall, President of NeedyMeds.org, said,  "Patients are healthier when they stay on the medication that their doctor has prescribed.  The team at NeedyMeds.org understands that cost can be a factor in prescription adherence.  We are working to raise awareness of the multitude of ways people can save money on their prescriptions.  When you know where to look, the availability of savings is astounding."

Dr. Sagall offers these three tips to consumers looking to cut their medical costs:

  • Check out Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs): PAPs provide free or low-cost prescription medicine to low-income people who are uninsured or under-insured and meet certain guidelines
  • "Clip" coupons: Coupons are available for nearly half of all brand name drugs on the market and are able to be used in every state in the nation except Massachusetts.
  • Sign up for drug discount cards: There are many kinds of Drug Discount cards so be informed about the one you choose.  NeedyMeds.org offers a drug discount card that provides a savings up to 80% on many medicines, and there are many other drug discount cards available as well.  Cards are free and open to everyone.  Log on to NeedyMeds.org and click on "drug discount cards" for more information.  There is no registration required and your entire family can use the same card.


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