The cost of prescription drugs continues to rise, and as a result more and more people needing those prescriptions are being forced to use a greater portion of their finances to pay for them.
In an effort to help alleviate some of that cost, Redwood County has launched a new free discount prescription savings program known as Coast2Coast Rx.
The program was approved by the Redwood County Board of Commissioners recently, and the program became active as of Sept. 19.
Through the discount program citizens who are uninsured or underinsured when it comes to covering prescription drugs may receive a card through Coast2Coast Rx which allows them to receive a discount on those drugs they need.
The county board began discussing the discount drug program idea earlier this year after it was proposed by the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC).
During a meeting with Jeff Spartz, AMC executive director, earlier this summer the county board heard there were six other counties at the time which had singed on with the program, and those involved were seeing high usage of the card.
According to Alexan-dra Miller of Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc., the group behind the Coast2Coast program, the card is free, and all the public has to do is fill out a simple application to receive it.
Miller said the card can be used at most pharmacies, and she said there are 60,000 medications available for a discount through the card program.
The savings varies from one prescription to another, said Miller.
For more information on the discount card, visit www.coast2coastrx.com.