Nevada launches free digital discount card for prescription drugs
Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday the launch of a free prescription drug card for Nevada residents that can save them money on generic and brand-name drugs.
The ArrayRX digital discount card saves an average of 80% off the non-insurance cost of generic drugs and up to 20% on brand name drugs, he said.
Those with insurance or Medicare can choose to use the card if insurance does not cover a particular drug or if ArrayRX offers a lower price. There are no membership fees to join and no age or income restrictions.
“Taking care of yourself and putting your health first shouldn’t put you out of business,” Sisolak said at a morning press conference at Refill Pharmacy in Sun City Summerlin.
During his State of the State Address in February, the Governor announced that Nevada was joining a consortium with Oregon and Washington that combines states’ drug purchasing power to lower prescription costs by negotiating discounts.
The card can be used to purchase any FDA approved drug. These include quit smoking medications, diabetes supplies, vaccines, and some over-the-counter medications.
“It’s a really crucial part of how we make sure people can afford to live, work and raise families right here in Nevada,” said Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, D-Las Vegas, who joined the governor at the press conference.
Residents can enroll in the discount program online at ArrayRxCard.com. To search for prescription prices on the website, select “Rx Tools” and click on “Find a Drug”. Then choose the correct form, strength, quantity and supply of the drug to find the price.
Once residents receive their digital card, which they will need to download or photograph, they can use it at most Nevada pharmacies, according to information provided by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. The “Find a Pharmacy” tool on ArrayRX.com can be used to locate participating pharmacies.
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