July 25, 2012

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Westchester to join the free prescription discount drug program

DOBBS FERRY – Westchester County is now participating in the ProAct Prescription Drug Discount Program to reduce the cost of prescription drugs for those who are uninsured or underinsured. The program comes with no cost to county taxpayers. “It’s a way of recognizing that government can’t provide everything to all people, but we’re working to find smarter, more creative ways to serve the residents of Westchester,” County Executive Robert Astorino said when he made the announcement Tuesday at Cary’s Pharmacy in Dobbs Ferry.

Everyone household in the county will receive a drug discount card in the mail.

On average, participants can expect to save 10 percent to 20 percent on brand drugs and 20 percent to 70 percent on generics. The program also covers prescription pet medications that can be filled at a regular retail pharmacy.

Other area counties participating in the ProAct program include Columbia, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster.

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