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Rx Discount Card Saved Brooklynites Over $900K In Less Than a Year

The BigAppleRx Prescription Drug Card program touted as a big success.

The BigAppleRx Prescription Drug Card—a public-private partnership between the city and healthcare management company HealthTrans—has saved Brooklyn residents $904,000 in prescription costs , according to the city Department of Health.

Throughout the five boroughs, the card has saved New Yorkers more than $4.5 million, city officials said.

The card is available to anyone living in, working in, or visiting New York City, regardless of age, income, citizenship or health insurance status, and saves users about 15 percent average on brand name drugs and an average 53 percent on generic drugs.

The card is available at city agencies and council offices, neighborhood businesses, community and faith-based organizations. It can also be printed online at www.nyc.gov (search term "BigAppleRx") or at BigAppleRx.com.

Besides prescriptions, the card also provides savings on flu shots as well as some over-the-counter medications, such as smoking-cessation aids and diabetes supplies.

"It’s apparent that the BigAppleRx card is just what the doctor ordered for saving money on life-improving—and life-sustaining—prescription drugs. This card saves more than just money—it saves lives,” said Brooklyn Borough President Markowitz.

Jenny April 05, 2012 at 07:44 PM
This is really great to know about. clearly something that is working too.
Joe Gonzalez April 05, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Marty Markowitz is a clown. Marty Markowitz has destroyed dozens of small businesses in the Downtown Brooklyn environs & brought in huge national corporations. Marty Markowitz CANNOT ever again truthfully claim to be fighting for small businesses. There is a special place in HELL for Marty Markowitz. I miss the Pizza place formerly located at Fulton and Adams Streets, where every afternoon hundreds of poor minority kids from area schools would visit to get a nice pizza & soda for two dollars. Thanks to Marty Markowitz thats all gone & in its place is Shake Shack--where a burger and soda is eleven dollars. Marty Markowitz I hope you rot in HELL for what you did to Fulton Street.
Art Vandelay April 06, 2012 at 01:33 PM
I'm with you 100% Joe. Markowitz has completely betrayed this borough and is an absolute disgrace.
Danielle April 06, 2012 at 02:03 PM
The BigApple link does not click through. Here is the correct link: http://www.bigapplerx.com/
Robert Myers April 07, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Thank you for the correction, Danielle! I'll change the link in the article right now!
Martha April 10, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Thanks for the correct link. I just printed out my new card :)

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