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United Way of St. Joseph County helps residents save over $490,000 in prescription costs

Every day thousands of prescriptions go unfilled simply because they are too expensive. However, because of United Way of St. Joseph County and free FamilyWize prescription discount cards, more people are able to have their prescriptions filled.

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PRLog (Press Release) - Feb. 27, 2012 - Every day thousands of prescriptions go unfilled simply because they are too expensive. However, because of United Way of St. Joseph County and free FamilyWize prescription discount cards, more people are able to have their prescriptions filled.

“Unfortunately, in difficult times, people are often forced to make a choice between filling prescriptions and putting food on the table,” said Kay Ball President/CEO of United Way of St. Joseph County. “Now, these discount cards are cutting costs, allowing people to take care of their health needs and still provide for their families.”

In 2011, the United Way/FamilyWize partnership saved residents of St. Joseph County $492,524 by cutting the cost of medicines by an average of 31 percent. Visit www.uwsjc.org to see a real-time counter of total local (St. Joseph County) and national savings. Regionally in 2011, FamilyWize Prescription Discount Cards saved residents a total of $1,172,406.

FamilyWize Prescription Discount Cards are available to people who do not currently have prescription drug coverage. There are no applications and the card is easy to use. Cardholders simply present the FamilyWize card, which can be printed from the United Way website, to almost any pharmacy at the time of purchase to receive their discount.

The discount prescription cards are FREE. Call 2-1-1 to have a card mailed to you or visit www.uwsjc.org/2-1-1 to download a card and view participating pharmacies in St. Joseph County.

For more information or interviews, please contact Karen Sommers, 574-232-8201, ext. 232, or ksommers@uwsjc.org.

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United Way of St. Joseph County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating long-lasting change, ensuring all residents have access to the building blocks to a better life: education, income and health. For more information about United Way of St. Joseph County, visit www.uwsjc.org, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @uwstjoecounty.

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