(The Center Square) – Nevada residents will now have access to a digital discount card for prescription drugs, Governor Steve Sisolak has said announcement this morning.
The ArrayRx Card is free to all Nevada residents, insured and uninsured. According to the governor’s office, this could reduce drug prices by up to 20% for brand name drugs and 80% for generic brands.
All US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved prescriptions are eligible for discounts, and most pharmacies accept the card. Participating pharmacies can be found on ArrayRx website.
“Prescription drugs can get too expensive – and this program will keep more money in the pockets of Nevadans,” Sisolak wrote on Twitter. “Taking care of yourself and putting your health first shouldn’t leave you out of business – and I will never stop in my mission to bring more affordable healthcare solutions to the people of Nevada.”
Today I’m proud to officially launch a free prescription drug discount card for everyone in Nevada – ArrayRx. Prescription drugs can get too expensive — and this program will keep more money in the pockets of Nevadans. Register online now: https://t.co/6OZFn8w0s4. pic.twitter.com/AkFQQBToqM
— Governor Sisolak (@GovSisolak) September 22, 2022
A recent investigation found that 65% of Nevada residents worry about paying for healthcare costs. One in three people “have experienced difficulties”, such as not being able to fill a prescription.
Sisolak announced that Nevada would join ArrayRx along with Oregon and Washington in February part of a broader effort to reduce drug costs and promote transparency.
The program was spear in 2006 as the Northwest Prescription Drug Consortium to “enable state agencies, local governments, businesses, labor organizations, and uninsured individuals to pool their buying power to obtain greater discounts on prescription drugs”.