Say what? Mayor Bloomberg unveils new prescription discount card.

Posted May, 19 2011 by arianne

While most of us were glued to the proceedings of yesterday’s Exchange hearing in NYC yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg was busy surprising us all by producing and  launching New York City’s first offical prescription drug discount card.

According to city officials, the BigAppleRx card is now available to anyone regardless of age, income, citizenship or health insurance status and can be used by anyone who lives, works or visits the City.  As of yesterday, New Yorkers can go the the website to download and print the card.  No personal information is required to do so.  They can also look up information on prescriptions, compare drug prices and locate the nearest participating pharmacies.

It is not yet clear how this new card will compare with other existing prescription discount cards but according to the Mayor’s press release, it is expected to save folks an average of 47% on prescription drugs.  Not too shabby!

To read the press release, click here.

For more information, or to print your own card, go to