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“Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Ad: Pharmacy Times (May 2016)”

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Pharmacy Times (May 2016)

A Children's Miracle Network Hospitals ad was featured in Pharmacy Times (May 2016 Issue). A donation will be made to your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital each time a prescription is processed through the Rx Assistance Program.

Pharmacy Times (May 2016)


“Iowa Drug Card Selected As 2011 Best Program In Iowa”

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(Des Moines, IA) – RxResource.org has announced that the Iowa Drug Card has been voted “The Best Prescription Assistance Program in Iowa for 2011”. Programs were rated by industry professionals across the following categories: Program Access, Program Benefits, Customer Support, Prescription Formulary List, Drug Discounts, and Network Coverage. Iowa Drug Card was launched April 12, 2008 and has saved Iowans more than $6 million on their prescription drugs.

About Iowa Drug Card

Iowa Drug Card is the state's free prescription assistance program. There are no enrolment forms to fill out and no restrictions on membership. Everyone is eligible regardless of age, income or health conditions. Iowa Drug Card is currently working with numerous organizations, clinics and hospitals to create awareness of the program with the help of Coach Hayden Fry. This program was created to help uninsured and underinsured Iowans afford their prescription medications. Those with health insurance can use the program on non-covered drugs. Both brand and generic medications are eligible for discounts ranging from 30%-75%. Iowa residents can obtain a free card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies by visiting www.IowaDrugCard.com. Anyone not able to obtain a card can visit any Kmart Pharmacy location in Iowa and ask to have their prescription processed through the Iowa Drug Card. Kmart Pharmacy has been named the preferred pharmacy for the program by offering this service to residents. Iowa Drug Card is accepted at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country, including all major chains. For more information, visit the website at www.IowaDrugCard.com.

About Rx Resource

Rx Resource is a site designed to provide knowledge and support to individuals looking to simplify the confusing maze of discount programs and patient assistance programs that have appeared in recent years. Rx Resource provides a wide array of information, services and expertise for those looking for healthcare relief. For more information, visit the website at www.RxResource.org.


“Prescription assistance program helps Iowa residents to save money on drugs”

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Iowa residents have saved over $800,000 on prescription drugs through Iowa Drug Card since the launch of the free statewide prescription assistance program. The program, which offers free discount drug cards to Iowa residents, was launched in June, 2008. Every resident of Iowa is eligible to participate in the prescription assistance program.

Former Hawkeye's Head Football Coach Hayden Fry has been the voice and face of the program since its inception last year. His illustrious career will be honored September 4th by the kick off of the annual Fry Fest and the dedication of Hayden Fry Way in Coralville. Coach Fry led the Hawkeyes to three Big Ten titles, three Rose Bowl appearances, and 14 bowl games. He was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003. "Healthcare is such an important topic in America today. I encourage all residents to take advantage of this opportunity to help offset the rising costs of prescription drugs," said Coach Fry "The Iowa Drug Card is open to all residents and everyone should be able to benefit from this program at some point."

Iowa Drug Card was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured residents of Iowa afford their prescription medications. However, the program can also be used by people that have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs. This includes people enrolled in Medicare Part D.

The card offers pharmacy discounts at more than 50,000 drug stores around the country. Iowa residents can download a free card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies at www.IowaDrugCard.com.


“Iowa Drug Card a Huge Success With Iowans”

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(Des Moines, Iowa) – Iowa residents have saved over $800,000 on prescription drugs through Iowa Drug Card since the launch of the free statewide prescription assistance program. The program, which offers free discount drug cards to Iowa residents, was launched in June, 2008. Every resident of Iowa is eligible to participate in the prescription assistance program.

Former Hawkeye's Head Football Coach Hayden Fry has been the voice and face of the program since its inception last year. His illustrious career will be honored September 4th by the kick off of the annual Fry Fest and the dedication of Hayden Fry Way in Coralville. Coach Fry led the Hawkeyes to three Big Ten titles, three Rose Bowl appearances, and 14 bowl games. He was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003. "Healthcare is such an important topic in America today. I encourage all residents to take advantage of this opportunity to help offset the rising costs of prescription drugs," said Coach Fry "The Iowa Drug Card is open to all residents and everyone should be able to benefit from this program at some point."

Iowa Drug Card was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured residents of Iowa afford their prescription medications. However, the program can also be used by people that have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs. This includes people enrolled in Medicare Part D.

The Iowa Drug Card Program was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured citizens of Iowa afford their prescription medications. However, the program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs.

The card offers pharmacy discounts at more than 50,000 drug stores around the country. Iowa residents can download a free card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies at www.IowaDrugCard.com.


“Prestigious Honors Given to Iowa Drug Card Program Director, Hayden Fry”

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(Iowa City, IA) – Former University of Iowa Football Coach Hayden Fry has been named recipient of two distinguished national awards.

Last weekend Fry, along with three others, was inducted into the United States Marine Corps Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held at the Quantico Marine base at Quantico, Virginia. The ceremony celebrated the military and athletic achievements of Fry, Ernest Tork, Lt. Col. William McMillian and 1st Lt. Andrew Lummus, Jr.

Fry has also been named recipient of the 2012 Paul "Bear" Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the American Heart Association. The Award recognizes the career accomplishments of some of college's finest football coaches. It's the only award of its kind in the college football arena. The award highlights the outstanding achievements and extraordinary contributions which have reflected honor and sportsmanship to the game of football throughout the coach's career. He'll receive the award at a banquet Jan. 12th in Houston, Tex.

Fry spent 38 years behind the whistle as a head football coach taking on the challenge of elevating programs into winners. Along with Iowa, he coached at Southern Methodist and North Texas State.

Fry was Iowa's head football coach for 20 years. When he retired he was the dean of Big Ten coaches and was just the sixth football coach in Big Ten history to coach 20 seasons.

In 2003 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He has also been honored with the prestigious Amos Alonzo Stagg Lifetime Achievement Award. Since that time he has also been inducted into Iowa's Athletic Hall of Fame, the Baylor Wall of Fame, The Peach and Holiday Bowl Halls of Fame, the Rose Bowl and Sun Bowl Halls of Fame, and the North Texas State University Hall of Fame (formerly NTSU). These awards and honors are the culmination of a great career in collegiate football.

With Fry at the helm, Iowa's football program ranked consistently among the nation's best. The Hawkeyes earned 14 bowl appearances under Fry.

Fry, in 1998, concluded his 20th season as Iowa's head coach and his 37th season as a head coach on the collegiate level. Fry had a 143-89-6 record with the Hawkeyes (96-61-5 in the Big Ten) and a career mark of 232-178-10. He is Iowa's winningest football coach.

List of past recipients of the Bear Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • 2000 - Darrell Royal
  • 2001 - Charles McClendon
  • 2002 - Bill Yeoman
  • 2003 - Frank Broyles
  • 2004 - Gene Stallings
  • 2005 - Lou Holtz
  • 2006 - Jack Pardee
  • 2007 - Glenn "Bo" Schembechler
  • 2008 - Tom Osborne
  • 2009 - Barry Switzer
  • 2010 - Vince Dooley
  • 2011 - Bobby Bowden
  • 2012 - John Hayden Fry


“Iowa Drug Card is now available ”

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(Des Moines) – A new statewide discount drug card program called the Iowa Drug Card is now available to all Iowa residents.

The program, which is free to all Iowans, will provide savings of up to 75 percent on prescription drugs with average savings of around 30 percent. There are no restrictions to membership, no income restrictions, no age limit and no applications to fill out.

Iowa Drug Card is accepted at more than 50,000 national and regional pharmacies around the country. Participating pharmacies include Kmart Pharmacy, Walgreens, CVS/pharmacy Rite Aid, and Hy-Vee, as well as thousands of independent pharmacies.

Iowans can download a free card by visiting www.iowadrugcard.com

Anyone not able to access the Web site, or otherwise obtain a member card, can visit any Kmart Pharmacy in Iowa. Kmart Pharmacy will process your prescription through the Iowa Drug Card program even if you do not have a member card.

The Iowa Drug Card Program was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured citizens of Iowa afford their prescription medications. However, the program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs.

The Iowa Drug Card can also be used by individuals who do not qualify for publicly funded programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. It can also be used by people who receive their medicines through charity care providers such as 340B, a federally funded program that grants discounts to providers, and require a drug that is not available to them. This program even covers some pet medications that are available at participating pharmacies. The Iowa Drug Card Program has no restrictions or participation requirements and is open to every resident of Iowa.

You can search for drug pricing and participating pharmacies at www.Iowadrugcard.com. The card is pre-activated and can be used at any participating pharmacy.

What the card will do for you:

Iowa Drug Card, a statewide free prescription drug card that allows savings of up to 75 percent on prescriptions at participating pharmacies.

  • WHO: Any Iowa resident, regardless of age or income.
  • WHY: Iowa Drug Card helps the uninsured and under-insured afford their prescription medications. The program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage without prescription benefits.
  • WHEN: The program was launched Tuesday and Iowa residents can register at any time.
  • WHERE: The card can be downloaded at www.iowadrugcard.com or processed at any Iowa Kmart location.


“Iowa Drug Card to provide 'Free' prescription drug cards to all residents”

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(Des Moines) – A new State wide discount drug card program called the Iowa Drug Card is now available to all Iowa residents. The program, which is free to all Iowans, will provide savings of up to 75% on prescription drugs with average savings of around 30%. There are no restrictions to membership, no income restrictions, no age limit and no applications to fill out. Iowa Drug Card is accepted at over 50,000 national and regional pharmacies around the country. Participating pharmacies include Kmart Pharmacy, Walgreens, CVS/pharmacy Rite Aid, and Hy-Vee, as well as thousands of independent pharmacies.

Iowans can download a "FREE" card by visiting www.iowadrugcard.com. Anyone not able to access the website, or otherwise obtain a member card, can visit any Kmart Pharmacy location in Iowa. Kmart Pharmacy will process your prescription through the Iowa Drug Card program even if you do not have a member card. "We are very pleased to have been selected as the preferred pharmacy for the Iowa Drug Card Program. Kmart is committed to promoting health and wellness for all the people of Iowa, and we believe the Iowa Drug Card Program will help us in this goal," said Mark Doerr, Vice President, Kmart Pharmacy.

Hayden Fry, former Iowa Hawkeyes Head Football Coach, has been named program director of the Iowa Drug Card Program. Coach Fry was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps and coached two decades at Iowa, more than twice as long as any coach before him. Coach Fry led the Hawkeyes to three Big Ten titles, three Rose Bowl appearances, and 14 bowl games. He was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003. But beyond that, Coach Hayden Fry established a winning tradition at Iowa, on and off the field. "I am so proud to be a part of the Iowa Drug Card Program. The people of Iowa need a program like this to help offset rising prescription costs," states Coach Fry. "I am honored to give back to a great State that has done so much for me in the past."

The Iowa Drug Card Program was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured citizens of Iowa afford their prescription medications. However, the program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs.

The Iowa Drug Card can also be used by individuals who do not qualify for publicly funded programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. It can also be used by people who receive their medicines through charity care providers such as 340B, a federally funded program that grants discounts to providers, and require a drug that is not available to them. This program even covers some pet medications that are available at participating pharmacies. The Iowa Drug Card Program has no restrictions or participation requirements and is open to every resident of Iowa.

You can search for drug pricing and participating pharmacies at www.Iowadrugcard.com

The card is pre-activated and can be used at any participating pharmacy. Most major pharmacies, as well as thousands of independent pharmacies, accept the card.


“Iowa Drug Card a Huge Success With Iowans”

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A Louisana-based networking company has launched a program offering a statewide discount drug card for Iowa that's endorsed by former Iowa Hawkeyes head football coach Hayden Fry.

The Iowa Drug Card program (www.iowadrugcard.com), provides average savings of 30 percent on prescription costs and is accepted at more than 50,000 national and regional pharmacies around the country, according to a press release from Iowa Drug Card, which is not a state-sponsored program. The program is administered by United Networks of America, based in Baton Rouge, which has established similar discount programs in approximately 30 states with more than 28.2 million participants.

Among the participating pharmacies in Iowa are Kmart, Walgreen Co., CVS/pharmacy, Rite Aid Corp., Hy-Vee Inc. and many independent pharmacies, the company said. Users must either download a free card, or may access the program without a card by visiting any Kmart pharmacy, which is the program's preferred pharmacy.

The program is intended to help uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications, but can be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits or by those with plans that don't pay for name-brand drugs. "The people of Iowa need a program like this to help offset rising prescription costs," Fry said in the release.

Various companies are offering discount drug card programs, and Iowans should be careful when considering them, said Tom Temple, executive vice president of the Iowa Pharmacy Association.

"Where these programs typically fail is that they sometimes disrupt the relationship a person has with a pharmacy," he said. "That can have an adverse effect on the benefits a pharmacist can have." The best approach is to work with one pharmacist who maintains a complete personal medication history, and who may also provide access to discount programs, he said.


“New discount drug card offers help for underinsured”

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A new statewide discount drug card program called the Iowa Drug Card is now making it easier for the uninsured and underinsured of Iowa to pay for prescription drugs. The Iowa Drug Card can be used at major pharmacies such as Hy-Vee, K-mart, Walgreens and several other independent pharmacies.

The card, a plant of the United Networks of Americas Freedrugcard.us campaign, will save Iowans up to 75 percent on prescription drugs, although the average savings is around 30 percent.

What youll save is on a prescription to prescription basis, said Jeff Faber, the pharmacist in-charge at the Hy-Vee Pharmacy in Le Mars. The drug companies and the pharmacy have contracted how much they'll allow to be discounted.

Those who qualify to use the Iowa Drug Card are as follows:

  • Uninsured
  • Underinsured
  • Health insurance coverage with no prescription bene•??ts
  • Individuals who do not qualify for publicly funded programs such as Medicaid or Medicare
  • Individuals who receive their medications through charity care providers such as 340B
  • Those in the gap period of Medicare part D

Attaining the card is simple and completely free. Just visit iowadrugcard.com, type in your •??rst and last name, and email address, then print the card. It can be used as many times as needed. The Iowa Drug Card has no age or income restrictions.

Although the Iowa Drug Card is a big help for purchasing prescription drugs, it is not a type of insurance.

The main reason this card is available is to help offset the rising prescription costs.

Prescription prices always seem to be on the rise, Faber said. Companies are always trying to make lower-priced generics, but physicians want to use newer drugs for their patients that work better. The problem is insurance companies might not want to pay for the newer, more expensive drugs, so this card will be a way to take the edge off the higher priced prescriptions.

The card can also be used by those who have prescription coverage, but dont have coverage for the speci•??c drug they need.

This program is made possible through the support of pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies, said Ryan Jumonville, president and CEO of United Networks of America. The pharmacies have agreed to discount their medications...the (Iowa Drug Card) program is funded through a small administration fee worked out through agreements with pharmacies and rebates from drug companies.


“Free Prescription Assistance Program For All Iowa Residents”

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The Bloodlines - Hemophilia of Iowa, Spring 2012

The Iowa Drug Card is a free statewide prescription assistance program that offers free drug cards to all IOwa residents. The program provides discounts on both brand and generic medications with an average savings of around 30%. The program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and there are no applications to fill out. Everyone is eligible to receive savings!

The Iowa Drug Card was launched to help uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications. The program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people with prescription coverage can use the program to get a discount on prescription drugs that are not covered by insurance.

There are currently more than 56,000 pharmacy locations across the country participating in the program, including all major pharmacy chains. To locate participating pharmacies and search medication pricing, go to www.IowaDrugCard.com. There you can also learn more about the program and print customized cards for your friends, family, employees, etc. No personal information is required to print a card and all prescriptions processed through the program are completely confidential. There is also a new smart phone app, Free Rx iCard, available to make obtaining a card even more convenient.