Taking a bite out of Rx costs with BigAppleRx card

Free savings card available to anyone in the New York metro area

NEW YORK — A newly launched prescription card offers discounts at more than 2,000 pharmacies in New York.

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, city council speaker Christine Quinn and deputy mayor Linda Gibbs announced Wednesday the launch of the BigAppleRx card, available free of charge to anyone regardless of age, income, citizenship or health insurance status, that enables citizens to save an average of 47% on prescription medications in the city. This includes savings of up to $831 per year in savings on generic glucose control drugs for patients with diabetes and $667 per year on asthma drugs.

“All too often, the rising costs of prescription drugs place a burden on New York City households,” Bloomberg said. “And this is particularly true for the more than 1 million New Yorkers who don’t have health insurance. Having access to a free prescription drug card can mean the difference between being able to afford prescriptions and being forced to skip doses.”

Starting Wednesday, anyone interested in obtaining a card and any business interested in distributing them can visit Bigapplerx.com or dial 311.

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