Released on November 10, 2009 - 4:14pm
Sep 02

     Mayor Craig A. Moe is pleased to
announce that the City of Laurel, in cooperation with the National
League of Cities (NLC) today launched a program to help provide
residents with some relief from the high cost of prescription drugs.
The city is making free prescription drug discount cards available to
city residents through a program sponsored by the NLC. The discount
cards offer city residents an average savings of 20 percent off the
retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.

     Mayor
Moe stated that the discount cards may be used by all residents of the
City of Laurel and has no restrictions based on the resident’s age,
income level, or existing health coverage. The NLC card can be used
when purchasing prescription drugs at approximately seven pharmacies
around the city, as well as at more than 59,000 participating retail
pharmacies across the country.

     “In the current economic climate, where many people are watching
what they spend, The City   of Laurel is happy to partner with the
National League of Cities to make this prescription discount card
available for our residents,” said Valerie Harris-Gregory. “Whether or
not an individual has prescription coverage, this program can make it
easier for our residents to afford the drugs they need to deal with a
short-term illness or stay healthy by managing a chronic condition.”

     The Prescription Program Cards are available at City Hall, Giant
Pharmacy, Phelps Senior Center, Laurel Community Centers, and Main
Street Pharmacy at no cost to city residents. City residents can call
toll-free 1-888-620-1749 or visit www.caremark.com/nlc for assistance
with the program. Mayor Moe urges all City residents to take advantage
of this most worthwhile program.

     “Not only does the NLC prescription discount card help residents
save money on their medications, it is easy to use,” said Valerie
Harris-Gregory. “Laurel residents only have to show their card when
purchasing medication at one of the many participating pharmacies.
There is no enrollment form required to get a card, no membership fee
of any kind and city residents and their family members can use the
card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.”

     The Prescription Drug Discount Card Program is administered by CVS Caremark.

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