The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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January 31, 2013

Groups partner with area pharmacies on prescription prices

ENID, Okla. — Every dollar patients spend on prescription drugs to treat heart disease and diabetes saves them $3 to $10 on other medical services, according to a 2011 Health Affairs study cited by United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma and FamilyWize, two organizations partnering to help families stay healthy.

As of Dec. 31, 2012, the FamilyWize-United Way partnership with local pharmacies has saved people in the area more than $81,848 on prescription costs for conditions, such as asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, plus an additional $295,953 savings on other medical services related to heart disease and diabetes, such as doctor’s office visits, hospitalizations and surgeries.

People can contact United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma to get a card.

Text “family” to 700700 for a text version of the card or go to www.FamilyWize.org to print a card and compare discounted drug prices at the different participating pharmacies.

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