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Drug Store News, “Paramount Rx’s savings card program show results”

Paramount Rx’s Hampton Roads prescription discount cards have already saved a lot of money since launching earlier this year, the company reported Thursday. The discount program that’s free to join for the Hampton Roads community has reportedly saved members more than $500,000 this year.

Sun This Week/Dakota County Tribune, “Prescription discount program at Cub Foods”

Prescription benefits manager Paramount Rx has established a free prescription discount program to help residents save money on medications. The program is open to the public to utilize at area pharmacies, including preferred provider Cub Foods, which has the service available at all stores.

Santa Barbara Noozhawk, “United Way of Santa Barbara County Launches Medical Services Discount Card Program”

United Way of Santa Barbara County has launched a medical services discount card program to ensure the local community has access to affordable health care. Free and open to the public, the UWSBC Medical Services Discount Card helps local residents save money on prescription medications, vision and hearing care, lab work, imaging, diabetic supplies and even veterinary care.

Daily Press, “Company launches Hampton Roads Rx, a new prescription discount card”

There’s a new discount prescription drug card in town. Paramount Rx, a North Carolina-based prescription benefits management company, has launched Hampton Roads Rx with Farm Fresh Food and Pharmacy as its preferred provider. The free cards, which can be downloaded at hamptonroadsdiscountrx.com, promise a 30 to 35 percent average discount off retail prices on all FDA-approved generic and prescription drugs at participating pharmacies.

Pharmacy Choice, “Paramount Rx Helps Consumers Achieve Added Savings on Generic Drugs in Midst of Rising Health Care Costs”
Paramount Rx, a full-service prescription benefits manager (PBM) focused on consumer-driven health care, is helping customers achieve extended costs savings on generic drugs through its prescription benefits card program. The Paramount Rx program saves consumers up to 70 percent on generic, brand-name equivalents and offers a valuable resource in the midst of rising health care costs.

The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism Radio, “Guests Dr. Sumit Dutta, Ken Hammond and Laura Tullman”

The Wall Street Journal, “Santa Ana Discount Prescription Drug Program Providing Savings for Residents and Boosting Community Fitness Programs”
The high cost of prescription drugs is a significant challenge for Americans of all ages, particularly those who are uninsured. While similar programs often focus on senior citizens, the benefits of Santa Ana’s program will be provided to all city residents and their families who need access to more affordable prescription drugs.

YourDogPlus, “Save Money on Prescriptions”
The ASPCA is partnering with Paramount Rx to offer the Save a Pet Rx and Help a Pet Rx prescription card programs, which feature special offers on prescription medications for you and your pets. Approximately half of all pet prescriptions can be filled at local pharmacies and with the use of a discount card for pet health and wellness, savings can add up quickly, totaling hundreds of dollars a year or more—plus a donation is provided to the ASPCA each time you purchase a prescription.

Yahoo! Finance, “Paramount Rx Announces Prescription Benefit Program Supporting the ASPCA”
The (Help a Pet Rx and Save A Pet Rx) programs provide special offers on prescription medications for families and pets at no cost to the customer. With each use of the cards through June 2014, $1.25 will be donated to the ASPCA to support their work helping animals in need across the country. Customers can also use web-based tools to research drug pricing, including generic alternatives and access mail order services.

Supermarket News, “Retailers Get Pet Smart”
A growing number of retailers are also marketing their store pharmacies as destinations for pet medications sold at discounted prices … to draw customers into the stores. “We’re trying to educate the public that you can save quite a bit of money having the prescription filled at (pharmacies) … versus getting it at the vet,” said Phil Escaldi, president of Cary, N.C.-based Paramount Rx, a full-service prescription benefits manager that  developed pet prescription filling services at Supervalu and Lunds/Byerly’s.

Fido Friendly, “4 Money Saving Tips to Help Keep FIDO Healthy”
Approximately half of all pet prescriptions can be filled at local pharmacies in the form of human equivalents, including the most common pet medications. Therefore, asking for a prescription from your veterinarian should be the first money saving step all owners take. When combined with the use of a prescription discount card, purchasing human equivalents can result in savings that can add up quickly, adding up to hundreds of dollars a year or more.

Bank News, “IBC Bank Prescription Drug Discount Program Receiving Customer and Community Praise”
Texas-based IBC Bank is helping customers better manage their health care costs with an innovative prescription drug discount program that is paying off – not only for customers saving on health care costs but also for businesses and families throughout the communities IBC Bank serves. “We’ve received very positive responses from customers about the money they are saving ….” said Dale Randol, IBC Insurance Agency executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We had more than a hundred calls during the first month of the program from customers who said they appreciate what we’re doing.”

The Edmond Sun, “IBC Bank debuts prescription drug discount program”
“With the recent launch of the We Do More Rx Program, IBC customers, friends and family already have saved more than $300,000 off the retail price of their prescriptions,” said Dale Randol, IBC Insurance Agency executive vice president and chief operating officer. There are no costs involved for customers who hold a discount card and participate in the program.

Supermarket News, “Byerly’s Opens Pet Store, Launches Pet Rx Program”
Lunds and Byerly’s have launched a program offering discounted pet medications at their 14 in-store pharmacies. “This program will offer our customers a new standard in cost savings and convenience, and will allow us to provide a one-stop solution for meeting the medication needs of all members of the family, including those with four legs,” said Jodi Ristau, senior manager of pharmacy operations for Lunds and Byerly’s pharmacies.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune, “Get your meds and fetch some for Fido”
Buying pet prescriptions at a neighborhood pharmacy instead of a veterinarian’s office isn’t new, but more pharmacies are joining the ranks, including Rainbow, Lunds and Byerly’s pharmacies. Nearly half of the prescriptions that vets write can be filled with a human drug equivalent, said Ron Richmond, director of managed health care contracting for SuperValu, which includes Cub Foods.

OC Gente, “Free Discount Pharmacy Card Program”
The Santa Ana City Council approved an agreement with Paramount Rx to implement a Free Discount Pharmacy Card Program … Millions of Americans struggle to afford the medications they need and frequently forgo them due to price. … The objectives of the program are to: 1) save community members money on medications, and 2) provide an additional revenue source for the City that will be used to discount health and fitness related classes at our recreation centers.