Rite Aid expands RX Savings Card program to California

CAMP HILL, Pa. Rite Aid on Wednesday announced the expansion of its RX Savings Card program—already available at Rite Aid stores in Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia—to California.

“The Rite Aid RX Savings Card has been so successful [elsewhere] that we will expand the program nationwide later this month,” stated Bill Wolfe, Rite Aid group vice president, pharmacy. “Residents in those states really embraced the card and in only a few months have saved over $2.5 million on their prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines and Rite Aid brand items. We’re seeing a similar response in California in just the few days since the card was made available.”

Benefits of the free card include:

  • Access to more than 400 generic medications at $8.99 for a 30-day supply and $15.99 for a 90-day supply for each prescription;
  • A 20 percent discount on all other generic medications and brand drug prescriptions;
  • A 30-day supply of select generic oral contraceptives for $19.99; and
  • A 10 percent savings on Rite Aid store brand products, which include more than 1,500 over-the-counter medications.

“Nearly one in five Californians are without health insurance, even though many are steadily employed. Combine that with the high cost of living, and there is a serious need for a card like this to help people take care of themselves and their families,” Wolfe said. “That’s why our list of 30 and 90 day generics at $8.99 and $15.99 cuts across most therapeutic categories and includes some of the most widely used generic drugs such as amlodipine/simvastatin to treat cardiovascular conditions, loratadine for allergies, ranitadine for gastrointestinal conditions, and sertraline which is an antidepressant.”

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