Representatives from NeedyMeds will be at the Senior Center on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 10 am to explain the prescription drug benefit card. The City Council recognized that despite mandatory health insurance coverage, gaps remain for many people, all too often for those most vulnerable. An opportunity for City of Lowell residents to save money on prescription drugs is available through a program with NeedyMeds, a Gloucester-based national non-profit. The program, initiated by the City Council, makes available a NeedyMeds drug discount card. The card, which is widely accepted by most of the area pharmacies, provides a discount determined by the individual pharmacy for consumers purchasing prescriptions drugs not in combination with any insurance benefit.
The card, a joint project of NeedyMeds and the City of Lowell, is provided free to any Lowell Resident. The card may be used to obtain up to an 80% discount on prescription medications, over-the-counter medications or medical supplies written as a prescription, as well as pet medications purchased at a pharmacy. The card is available at many locations including City Hall, the Health Dept., Senior Center, local social service agencies, health facilities, non-profit organizations and provided upon request by NeedyMeds.