The ' Together Rx Access' card

Friday, January 14th 2005, 10:27 am
By: News On 6

Many folks need help to pay for their prescription drugs because the prices are so high. Getting a drug discount card has really been just for people over 65 or on Medicare until now, but drug companies are banding together to change that.

News on 6 anchor Terry Hood says 10 major drug manufacturers have launched the "Together RX Access" card. They say more than 36 million Americans should be eligible to save with the new card.

It's not unusual for some to shell out between $500 and $1,000 a month in prescriptions alone. The new "Together RX" card promises to save between 25% and 40% on almost 300 brand-name prescriptions and many more generic drugs. To qualify, you have to be under 65, meet income requirements, and be uninsured.

Pharmacist Becca Leath at Drug Warehouse says if you're eligible, it makes sense to enroll. She says this is a second attempt by "Together RX" to save folks money on their prescriptions and this time, she thinks they've done it right. "It's much larger. More drugs are covered. More people are eligible."

Leath says it's important to investigate any drug discount card before you sign up.

To check out what drugs "Together RX" covers, or to enroll visit their web site.