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Brief: Prescription Drug Cards Available at Sen. Wesselhoft’s Office

April 23, 2007 — Discount prescription drug cards are available on St. John at the office of Senator-at-Large Carmen Wesselhoft, according to a news release from the office.
The cards are available in her office at the St. John Legislature building in Cruz Bay. Residents can pick them up between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. The cards are available to any resident who is not covered by health insurance and is not eligible for Medicaid.
One card will cover an entire family, and offer a 40-percent discount on name brand drugs and a 60-percent discount on generic medicine.
“I know someone using the card that is now paying less than $50 for medicine that was previously costing them more than $100,” Wesselhoft said, according to the news release. “These cards are free and the discounts are real. Unfortunately, the only place now accepting these cards is the Kmart pharmacy on St. Thomas, but for those residents able to make the trip, this card will provide significant savings.”
The prescription-drug cards are issued by American Consultants Rx and are being distributed throughout the territory. Wesselhoft said she was thrilled to be able to distribute these cards to St. John residents.
“They will not help everyone,” she said. “But anyone without insurance or Medicaid eligibility will save a huge amount of money on their medicine.”
Wesselhoft said that the supply of discount cards was limited and that she could only offer one per family.
For more information contact Sen. Wesselhoft’s office 776-6285.

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