Humane Society to Receive Donations from New Dallas County Prescription Discount Card
DALLAS, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — A new prescription discount card is being introduced in Dallas County that will save area residents an average of 45 cents on the dollar for their prescription drugs while helping the Humane Society of Dallas County fulfill its mission of offering abandoned animals the compassion and respect they deserve.
The new prescription discount cards are free to the public and available at www.DallasCountyRx.com. They’re being introduced in Dallas County and other communities around the United States by AxiaRx, of Bradenton, FL. They can be used at many local pharmacies, including national retail chains such as Walgreens, CVS, Tom Thumb, Walmart, Kroger, Savon and others.
Similar prescription discount cards are available here and in many areas of the United States. What sets the Dallas County Rx card apart from those programs is a donation is made to the Humane Society of Dallas County each time a card is used to save money.
“We receive hundreds of surrendered dogs and cats each year and supporting our no-kill pledge is very costly. These donations will be a big help in supporting these animals we serve, particularly since they’ll come directly to us,” said Sandra Mustafa, shelter director of the Humane Society of Dallas County. “That means all of the money can be put to use helping the animals.”
“Nearly one in every three Dallas County residents – over 670,000 people – are without insurance according to the latest U.S. Census results,” said David Smith, President of AxiaRx, which operates the DallasCountyRx.com service offering the Humane Society donation program. “This program has the potential to help many residents afford their prescription medications while at the same time providing thousands of dollars in donations to rescue, rehabilitate and adopt pets throughout the county.”
Saving examples include generic Ambien, approximately 72% off retail rates when using the card, Fluticasone, a seasonal allergy spray, 49% off, and popular brand drug Avodart receives about a 29% savings at retail pharmacies. Over 50,000 drugs are available for a discount.
The Dallas County Rx card works in partnership with local pharmacies, not drug companies, to provide deep discounts to large groups of people. The pharmacies benefit because card users buy their prescription drugs locally, not by mail order. Nearly 4,100 retail pharmacies in Texas participate and 62,000 nationwide.