DISCOUNT DRUG CARD KEEPS Rxs IN THE UNITED STATES

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The Freedrugcard.us conceptis simple. The nonprofit organizationwants to reduce the volumeof prescriptions going intoforeign markets via mail orderand the Internet. Pharmacies use the program to creategoodwill with patients, which will ensure that theykeep their business. Freedrugcard.us is used for individualswho have no benefits, and it also can be usedas a supplement for patients who need to a fill a scriptfor nonformulary drugs.

"We are committed to keeping the neighborhoodpharmacy the cornerstone of American health care,"said Ryan D. Jumonville, president and chief executiveofficer of the company. "This can be accomplished byworking with pharmacies to provide their customerswith a program that will help contain their drug costs.Giving customers a program like Freedrugcard.us willhelp reduce the increasing shift towards mail order,"he added.

The organization also has launched a private-labelprogram for pharmacies whose owners wantto encourage participation and drive up use.Freedrugcard.us has collaborated with individualpharmacies to help increase membership and createnew customers. For more information aboutFreedrugcard.us or its incentive program, visitwww.freedrugcard.us.