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Prescription card program available in Berkeley County

July 24, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A prescription discount card program that could save Berkeley County residents an average of 20 percent on commonly prescribed drugs is available, according to a Berkeley County Commission press release.

The Berkeley County Prescription Discount Card is being provided to residents free of charge in a joint effort with the National Association of Counties (NACO), the commission said.

Any county resident without prescription coverage may use the program, officials said. Even if individuals have insurance for prescription drugs, they still might benefit from the discount card because it could result in savings on prescription drugs an existing plan does not cover, officials said.

There are no income or age requirements to obtain the card.

Berkeley County Administrator Deborah Hammond said Thursday that 17 pharmacies in the county were participating in the program, which she emphasized is not an insurance program.

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As of July 8, the discount program also was available in Jefferson and Morgan counties in West Virginia, Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania, and Frederick County, Md., according to the NACO Web site.

For information, including card pickup locations, call 1-877-321-2652 or go to www.caremark.com/naco.

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