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United Way of Greater Niagara, FamilyWize announce savings of $540,532 for community

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Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm

Partnership helps make prescription medication more affordable

United Way of Greater Niagara and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, have announced local residents saved $540,532 on prescription costs as a result of a successful partnership between the two organizations.

FamilyWize, a long-time partner of United Way, works with nearly 1,000 local United Way agencies to help make all FDA-approved prescription medication more affordable for individuals with high prescription costs through the free FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card. Over the years, FamilyWize and United Way have partnered to help more than 8 million people save more than $830 million on the prescription medications they need.

Key highlights of the health impact report from the United Way of Greater Niagara include:

  • $540,532 savings on prescription medications
  • 4,078 people helped
  • 20,828 prescriptions

"Thanks to our partnership with FamilyWize, we are able to make a difference by providing a way for our neighbors to stay healthy," said Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour, chairman of the board of directors. "By reducing the burden of high prescription medication costs for those who are uninsured or underinsured, we are helping to build a stronger community."

The FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card, which is accepted at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide, covers all FDA-approved prescription medications. The card is free to all consumers, insured and uninsured, and has an average savings of 42 percent. The FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card functions like a reusable prescription discount coupon, and does not require any personal information or eligibility criteria from the user.

FamilyWize also offers a drug price lookup tool, an online resource to compare prescription medication prices and find the local pharmacy with the lowest price. For more information, visit www.FamilyWize.org.

For more information about United Way of Greater Niagara, visit www.uwgn.org.

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