BigAppleRx In the News

Keep up with BigAppleRx in the news! Return to this page often for timely articles and updated press releases about the City of New York’s official prescription discount card – it’s making a big splash all around the five boroughs.

BROOKLYN PHARMACIES CELEBRATE SAVINGS FROM PRESCRIPTION DISCOUNT CARD

October 12, 2011

Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, and Brooklyn community partners today marked the success of the City-wide BigAppleRx prescription discount card program and distributed them on Fulton Mall outside of a Duane Reade, one of the participating pharmacies. Since its launch on May 18, 2011, the BigAppleRx card has saved New Yorkers over $1.5 million in prescription drug costs with more than $295,000 in savings for Brooklyn residents. The free card provides discounts on all prescriptions including brand name and generic medications as well as some over-the-counter medications, such as smoking-cessation aids and diabetes supplies. In an effort to create greater success for the program in Brooklyn, the Borough President announced …

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NEW YORKERS SAVE $3 MILLION WITH CITY-SPONSORED PRESCRIPTION DISCOUNT CARDS

December 20, 2011

New York, NY – BigAppleRx, the city-wide free prescription discount card program sponsored by the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and managed by HealthTrans, has saved New Yorkers $3 million since it was launched in May.

The BigAppleRx card provides an excellent option for New York City consumers to save on prescription medications, especially those who are currently unemployed and without health insurance or drug coverage,” said Joyce Weinstein, Assistant Commissioner for Health Insurance Programs at the Health Department. “By making prescription drugs more affordable, we are assisting more people …

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NEW YORKERS SAVED $6 MILLION WITH BIGAPPLERX

October 23, 2012

New York, NY – In May 2011, New York City released its first official prescription drug discount card, BigAppleRx. Today, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Health Department Commissioner Thomas Farley announced that since its debut, the BigAppleRx card saved more than 56,500 New Yorkers a total of $6 million on prescription medications, for an overall savings of 47%. The BigAppleRx card is free of charge, available to anyone regardless of age, income, citizenship or health insurance status and accepted at more than 2,000 city pharmacies, including Target, Duane Reade, Walgreens and CVS.

“Health care is a growing cost for New Yorkers and it’s up to the government and our partners to find innovative …

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