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Santa Fe County
Wednesday September 7th, 2011 :: 10:02 a.m. MDT
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Santa Fe County to Launch New Prescription Drug Savings Program

Santa Fe County to Launch New Prescription Drug Savings Program

Santa Fe, NM- September 7, 2011 –– The Santa Fe Board of County Commissioners (BCC) and Financial Marketing Concepts Inc., (FMC) will officially launch the new prescription drug discount program Coast2Coast Rx during the September 13, 2011 BCC meeting at approximately 2:30 p.m., all residents are invited to attend. At the time of the program launch FMC will provide information, answer questions and distribute Coast2Coast Rx cards.

The Coast2Coast Rx card is free and may be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Santa Fe County and includes over 60,000 drugs in its formulary. Besides the discount on prescriptions, the card also provides up to 50 percent off of dental, vision and hearing needs and between 50 percent and 80 percent on discounts for lab and imaging tests.

The new card will allow all Santa Fe County residents regardless of income, age or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. In 2011 this program has saved cardholders across the nation an average of 50 percent on the cost of prescription drugs. Pets and residents who live outside the County are also able to take part in the program.

“With healthcare costs on the rise, prescription drug discounts will help ease some of the financial burdens individuals and families are facing at a time when they need it the most,” said County Commission Chair Virginia Vigil.

The Coast2Coast Rx card will be available for residents at most participating pharmacies, government offices, libraries, County facilities and on the Santa Fe County Mobile Health Van. There will also be a booth at Zozobra on September 8, 2011 and a booth on the Plaza during the fiesta weekend, September 9 through September 11 that will be distributing cards and information. Residents will also be able to print the Rx card, check their prescription prices and view the nearest participating locations at www.coast2coastrx.com/santafe or visit www.santafecounty.org and under Hot Topics click on NEW Coast2Coast Rx Prescription Drug Discount Program.

Martin Dettelbach, Chief Marketing Officer of Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc., said, “We are pleased to work with the County to help individuals, their families and pets combat the rising cost of healthcare.” Dettelbach added, “We appreciate what all the County and local pharmacies are doing to help those in need.”

For more information contact Steve Shepherd, Health and Human Services Director, Santa Fe County at (505) 992-9840 or Alexandra Miller, Director of Communications, Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc. at (720) 317-7280.

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Santa Fe, NM 87501

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