There's another way to save on your prescription drug costs. The Ohio Physicians Assistants Association this month started offering a prescription discount card.
OPAA Executive Director Beth Adamson tells AkronNewsNow " We are hoping that by being able to distribute these cards through our PA's in their practices that it will allow more Ohioans to perhaps take advantage of a discount when getting their prescriptions filled"
Adamson says the discounts could be important to those struggling to pay for their medications. " In some cases it could mean the difference between the patients actually getting the prescription filled, because they may not be able to afford it. With the discount they can move forward and get the medication that they need," says Adamson.
She says the prescription drug cards are available to anyone, and can be used by an entire family or even friends. She says there are no income, insurance or residency requirements and no fees to obtain the discount cards, which should be available in many doctor's offices, across the state.
Beth Adamson says the discount percentage is determined by the type of drug being purchased and by the supplier.