(Vocus/PRWEB) April 02, 2009
Gloucester, MA (Vocus) April 2, 2009 -- NeedyMeds, the Web's most comprehensive source of information on programs that help those in medical need, is now sponsoring a drug discount card. The card, accepted at over 55,000 pharmacies nationwide, offers users up to 70% off the list price of prescription medications.
NeedyMeds has taken steps to maximize the discount received by eliminating any enrollment or registration fee and keeping administrative costs low. This results in a larger discount to patients. In addition, each time the card is used a small donation is made to NeedyMeds to help it continue its work.
"We are always looking for additional ways to help those without drug coverage," said Rich Sagall, M.D., President of NeedyMeds. "This card is just another tool for people who are having trouble paying for their medications. The small donation to NeedyMeds will help us expand the information on our Web site and help more people."
NeedyMeds receives no information on individual purchases made using the Discount Card. A patient does not need to register or share any personal information in order to use the card. The same card can be shared by all members of the family. All can information can be directly from the NeedyMeds Web site at http://www.needymeds.org/drugcard (http://www.needymeds.org/drugcard) and is ready to use. A patient simply presents the NeedyMeds Discount Card at a participating pharmacy along with a valid prescription. If a patient prefers to have a more permanent plastic card, one can be ordered from the website.
About NeedyMeds and Argus PharmaGroup:
NeedyMeds, a Massachusetts-based non-profit, is a comprehensive and reliable source of information on assistance available for those having difficulties paying for their medications or health care. The Web site (http://www.needymeds.org) is visited by approximately 12,000 people each workday. NeedyMeds' information is always free, easy to access and updated regularly. Unlike similar sites, NeedyMeds requires no registration and all information may easily be printed.
NeedyMeds has information on over 400 companies and programs offering over 4,000 drugs/formulations as well as information on disease-based assistance programs, state and local programs and nearly 4,000 free/low cost/sliding scale clinics. The latest addition to the Web site includes information on discount drug coupons.
Argus PharmaGroup is a subsidiary of Argus Health Systems, Inc., a leading provider of information services and clinical and administrative support for pharmacy-based programs. Argus Health Systems, Inc., was established in 1983 and quickly grew to become one of the largest pharmacy claims processors in the industry, with more than 580 million claims processed yearly.
The Argus PharmaGroup division was created to design and support patient programs that are user-friendly and effective. Argus PharmaGroup combines the resources of a solid industry leader with the agility and responsiveness of a smaller company.