Pro-Act program can save you money on prescription drugs

— Onondaga County is one of the counties across 10 states that has committed to helping lower prescription drug costs for our underinsured residents. Onondaga County’s relationship with the Pro-Act Prescription Discount card began in 2007. In the last five years, residents have saved over $15 million on prescription drugs. The goal of the program is to ensure that Onondaga County residents with little or no prescription coverage can obtain their medications at a reasonable price.

The Onondaga County discount card program can be used on brand name or generic prescriptions. The average savings on brand name prescriptions is 10 to 20 percent, and the savings on generic medications ranges from 20 to 70 percent. The discount card can also be used on some pet medications when these prescriptions are filled at the pharmacy instead of at the veterinarian’s office. These cards can also be used at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide. This program has been made available to uninsured and underinsured county residents at no cost to the county taxpayers or the recipients.

Even if you have prescription coverage, however, you may still be able to use the card on prescriptions that are not covered by your insurance. ProAct has made it possible to print out your own discount card via their website at NYRxDiscountCard.com. Residents can also contact the county legislature at 435-2070 and request that a card be mailed to them.

Casey Jordan represents the 14th district, which includes the eastern portion of the town of Clay and the village of North Syracuse. Casey welcomes constituent feedback and can be contacted at 474-2644.

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