Paramount Rx Recognizes American Heart Month, Saving Floridians More Than $1.3M on Heart Medications through Community Cares Rx Program

Friday, February 22, 2019 Heart Disease News
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In 2018, the prescription benefits manager helped hundreds of thousands of Floridians cut their heart medication costs in half

CARY, N.C., Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In honor of American Heart Month, Prescription Benefits Manager Paramount

Rx is helping Floridians combat the rising costs of heart medications through its Community Cares Rx program.

In 2018, Paramount Rx saved Floridians nearly $1.3 million on generic heart medications through its Community Cares Rx prescription discount program. Consumers using the program's free prescription discount card saved nearly 67 percent over retail cost for medications treating conditions like high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

"In 2018 alone, heart medications accounted for 20 percent of all prescription claims that Paramount Rx processed in Florida," said Ken Hammond, R.Ph and CEO of Paramount Rx.

Heart disease remains prevalent in the U.S., with one in every six health care dollars spent on cardiovascular disease each year.

"Approximately 12.9 percent of Florida's population is uninsured and seeking out options to save money on the heart medications they use every day," Hammond said. "Through the Community Cares Rx program, we want to enable millions of underinsured and uninsured families across Florida to find the best possible price on their medications, and take a proactive role in their heart health."

The Community Cares Rx card is accepted at more than 57,000 pharmacy locations across the country. Since January, the program has added an additional 700 new retail pharmacy locations across Florida. This expands options for customers and allows them to stay with their preferred community pharmacy. Online tools also allow program participants to locate a pharmacy and research drug pricing and availability, providing an extra layer of support and convenience in the pharmacy shopping experience.

Print out your free prescription discount card at http://www.communitycaresrx.com. A digital version of the card is also available via text or email.

About Paramount Rx Inc. Paramount Rx is a full-service prescription benefits manager (PBM) focused on consumer-driven health care to help clients provide services for consumers to save money on prescription drugs. The company has tailored programs to help their customers and consumers achieve significant savings with discount prescriptions through a national network of over 57,000 participating pharmacies. For more information, visit http://www.paramountrx.com.

 

SOURCE Paramount Rx



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