Lorain residents save nearly $1.5 million on prescriptions - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Lorain residents save nearly $1.5 million on prescriptions

A discount prescription program has saved Lorain residents $1,477,176.97 since it launched. (Source: WOIO) A discount prescription program has saved Lorain residents $1,477,176.97 since it launched. (Source: WOIO)
LORAIN, OH (WOIO) -

According to the city of Lorain, a discount prescription program has saved residents $1,477,176.97 since it launched and $92,431.91 this year alone.

The Coast2Coast Rx Card program provides residents and their families with a number of benefits for immediate discounts on prescriptions, as well as dental, vision, veterinary and hearing services. The card also offers discounts on various lab and imaging services, diabetes supplies, and pet prescriptions. 

Officials say residents have seen an average of 57 percent savings on their prescriptions when they present the card. There are currently 9,291 members within the county. The program also provides a royalty of $1.25 per prescription for the city's public programs.

"We are pleased to work with city of Lorain, which prides itself on providing programs that enrich the lives of its residents, in assisting its families with beneficial discounts on health-related needs. It is of utmost importance to the Lorain City Council and the Coast2Coast Rx program to help those in need of obtaining prescriptions and other health care related services," said Martin Dettelbach, chief marketing officer of the Coast2Coast Rx program. "We look forward to continuing and growing our relationship with city of Lorain and maintaining savings on health services for Lorain families."

The Rx card is distributed free of charge and may be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Ohio. Anyone in Ohio can download a card from their county or any nearby county to use. 

This year, officials say the program has saved cardholders throughout the nation an average of 65 percent on prescription drugs. 

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