The Pharmacy Association of America, the trade group for the pharmacy industry, has released a pharmacy discount card that it says is the best drug card ever.
Pharmacy Association CEO Matt Haggerty says the card is one of a number of drug cards that it has been developing for more than five years and has seen more than 10,000 people apply.
The pharmacy discount cards are aimed at drugstores, grocery stores and other retailers that sell generic and over-the-counter medications.
Haggertys latest card, released this week, includes a $40 savings card that has been accepted by hundreds of thousands of people.
“We’re pleased to see that over a million people have been able to use this card to make savings on their prescriptions and that the card has been adopted by more than 15,000 pharmacists across the country,” Haggery said.
The drug card offers discounts on over-sized and smaller prescriptions.
It is also good for those who can’t afford prescription drugs because of insurance coverage.
Haggarty says it will be rolled out nationwide soon.
He says that, despite its simplicity, it is the most flexible drug card that we’ve ever seen.
Haggarty credits the card with helping people who might have otherwise paid $400 or more for prescriptions, or $2,000 to $10,000 for larger prescriptions.
The Pharmacy Federation of America said the card, which is available online, can be used in more than 30 states.
The organization said that it will start accepting the card in states with a pharmacy rebate program, but said that the process will take time.
The federation, which represents more than 1,000 pharmacy associations, has a goal of getting 20 million cardholders by the end of 2021.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine has issued guidelines for pharmacists on how to use the drug card.
These guidelines recommend that pharmacists who have received a card from the pharmacy association must complete the form online to receive the card.
“In many instances, the card may not work for all pharmacists, but those who are able to do it, they’re doing it well,” said Dr. David Karpinski, a senior psychiatrist at Columbia University Medical Center.
Karpinski said that although many pharmacists don’t like the idea of getting their drug card in front of people, the benefits outweigh the risk.
“It’s an incredible tool for reducing prescription drug costs, it helps to protect people’s health, and it does a lot of good for the health care system,” Karpski said.
He said that in the United States, the pharmacists are making the most money on their drug cards.
“I think there’s no doubt that drug card usage is going up, but the people who are using it are also doing a lot better,” Haggarty said in an interview with The Hill.
He added that he thinks that pharmacist are doing a good job.
“They are saving millions of dollars that they’re putting into their own pockets,” Higgarty said.
“There’s a lot going on behind the scenes that makes it hard to say that the drug cards are a bad thing,” he said.
But the drug association has an issue with that.
In its own survey, which the association conducted last month, nearly a third of drug cardholders said they’d never use a drug card if it didn’t include a rebate.
“The drug association is trying to paint us in a negative light, and unfortunately that’s not true,” said Mark Daley, a spokesman for the American Pharmacists Association, the industry’s trade group.
The organization has long urged pharmacists to accept drug cards, saying that they save pharmacist’s lives.
But Haggerts criticism of the drug industry has been growing over the past few years, particularly in the wake of the opioid crisis.
The group said that pharmacy card use is on the rise, and more than half of those who take the drug are under age 65.
“Drugs are a dangerous business,” Higgs said in a statement.
“The American Pharmacy Associations drug card will help reduce the number of prescription drug overdosing deaths, which could save lives.”
Haggart’s statement is also not the first time the drug group has been criticized for its stance.
In January, the group said the drug associations’ drug card should be banned in states where it violates state laws.
Hagarty said he thinks the drug groups pushback is “ridiculous.”
“We think the American pharmacists association is doing a terrific job of protecting patients’ health, we think they’re good people, and we believe they’re just doing their job,” Hagarty told The Hill in an email.
“There’s no reason to be afraid.”
But he added that the group has received plenty of feedback about its card, and that it is working to improve its website and improve the card application process.
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