New Discount Card Now Available

FEBRUARY 01, 2005

A new discount program may help millions of uninsured Americans save money on prescriptions if they meet the eligibility requirements. Launched by drug companies in January 2005, the Together Rx Access Card program allows individuals who meet income and age requirements to save 25% to 40% on more than 275 brand name drugs and a variety of generic drugs.

To qualify for the card, applicants must be legal US residents under the age of 65, not eligible for Medicare, and have no other private or public drug coverage. Applicants must also have incomes no higher than $30,000 for a single individual or $60,000 for a family of 4. Those who qualify for the program can enroll by visiting, or by calling 800-444-4106. The card will be effective in February 2005.

The companies participating in the program include Abbott; AstraZeneca; Bristol-Myers Squibb; GlaxoSmith Kline; part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies (Janssen Pharmaceutica and Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Inc); Novartis; Pfizer; Sanofi-Aventis Group; Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc; and Tap Pharmaceutical Products Inc.