RALEIGH, N.C., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) officially announced plans to expand support for North Carolina's free discount drug card program. North Carolina Drug Card, which is free to all North Carolina residents, provides savings of up to 75 percent on prescription drugs at participating pharmacies. The program was launched in August 2007 to help uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications. It has saved residents over $38 million on their prescriptions.
"Our mission is to advocate for North Carolina patients and improve the health of the people of North Carolina," said Robert W. Seligson, NCMS CEO. "Providing the most economical way to purchase much needed medications is an important part of reaching that goal."
The program is available to those whose health insurance coverage does not include prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans. People who have prescription coverage with their health insurance can use this program to get discounts on non-covered medications. All North Carolinians are eligible to participate regardless of where they live or their current prescription coverage benefits.
About the North Carolina Medical Society
The North Carolina Medical Society is the largest and oldest professional member organization in North Carolina, representing approximately 12,500 physicians and physician assistants who practice in the state. Founded in 1849, the Society seeks to promote access to quality health care for all citizens in North Carolina and champions initiatives that seek to improve quality of care and promote patient safety.
SOURCE North Carolina Medical Society