|CVS named preferred pharmacy of Tennessee Drug Card Program |
|(MEMPHIS, Tennessee) – The Tennessee Drug Card program has announced that CVS/Pharmacy has been named the “Preferred Pharmacy” of the free state-wide discount drug program. |
Tennessee residents paying for the full cost of their medications can now visit the program’s website, www.tennesseedrugcard.com, to download a free card offering average discounts of 30 percent on prescription drugs at over 900 Tennessee pharmacies. A complete list of participating pharmacies can be found on the website.
Residents who cannot print a card off the internet can visit any CVS pharmacy and mention the Tennessee Drug Card program to have their prescription processed through the discount program. CVS has 124 pharmacies in Tennessee, with area stores in Trenton, Dresden and Martin.
“The Tennessee Drug Card program has been a big help for Tennesseans in need of prescription assistance. We are very pleased to be working with CVS stores to help those who can’t obtain a card from the website to get the discounts they need,” says program director Harry Sayle.
The Tennessee Drug Card can benefit uninsured Tennesseans who have no ability to get discounts on their prescriptions, as well as individuals with insurance who take a drug not covered by their plan. Medicare beneficiaries stuck in the “donut hole” and residents with high-deductible health plans can also use the program to save money.
The program has no restrictions or participation requirements and is open to every resident of Tennessee.
The Tennessee Drug Card represents a partnership between United Networks of America (UNA) and pharmacy companies working to deliver affordable drug prices to individuals lacking prescription benefits. Tennessee Drug Card has also partnered with non-profit group Health Access America to help spread the word about the availability of these discounts.
“We appreciate the Tennessee Drug Card’s efforts to forge partnerships with community-minded businesses like CVS Pharmacies. Through this joint effort, people who can’t afford to pay full price for their drugs or whose drug costs are not covered by their insurance plan will have access to significant savings,” says Susan Everett of Health Access America, a non-profit organization raising awareness among Tennesseans about affordable health care options.