PDR Network Launches Pharmacy Discount Card Program to Help Patients Save on Prescription Medications

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MONTVALE, NJ–July 9, 2013 – PDR Network® – the industry-leader and publisher of the Physicians’ Desk Reference®, trusted by healthcare providers for nearly 70 years – has launched the PDR® Pharmacy Discount Card program to help patients save money on their prescription medications. This free program provides access to medications at discounted prices, helping patients save up to 75% on their prescriptions at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide. Developed to meet the needs of healthcare providers and their patients, PDR Network is distributing this program via healthcare provider offices, allowing them to share the program with their patients directly.

“The cost of a patient’s medication can be a burden that directly impacts their decision on whether or not to fill that prescription or take their medication as prescribed, which can result in treatment failure,” said Richard Altus, President, PDR Network. “By providing the opportunity for patients to save money on their medications, we are reinforcing our commitment to healthcare providers by supporting their patients – helping providers deliver optimal care by reducing economic treatment barriers to achieve better patient health outcomes.” 

The PDR Pharmacy Discount Card is free to physicians and free to patients. Many patients can use the program, including those paying cash prices for their prescriptions, such as patients who do not have any pharmacy benefits or patients who have limited pharmacy benefits where they must pay for at least some prescriptions in full. Note: PDR always reminds physicians and patients that patients should check with their pharmacy benefit plan administrator if they have questions about their other options.  

Healthcare professionals can elect to receive a starter kit in English, Spanish or both at no charge that includes: 24 pre-activated, ready-to-use PDR Discount Cards with patient instructions attached to the card; A counter display to provide patients with easy take-one access in the doctor’s office; and  Informational office posters for patients and staff detailing the benefits of the program and key resources.  

For more information, or to enroll in the program, please call (800) 232-7379 or visit www.PDR.net/PharmacyDiscountCard.  

About the PDR Pharmacy Discount Card Program
The program is made possible through PDR Network’s partnership with BioScrip PBM Services, LLC – a nationally recognized Pharmacy Benefit Manager and Prescription Drug Discount Plan that negotiates with pharmacies nationwide, allowing patients who use the PDR Pharmacy Discount Card to benefit from those discounts.  

This discount plan is NOT insurance or a Medicare prescription drug plan. The plan is not intended as a substitute for insurance and does not meet creditable coverage requirements under state or federal law. The plan provides discounts at participating pharmacies on certain pharmaceutical supplies, prescription drugs, or medical equipment and supplies. The range of discounts will vary depending on the products received. Members are obligated to pay the pharmacy 100% of the cost for such products at the point of sale. The plan does not pay pharmacies for products provided to members. No enrollment or periodic fees apply. The pharmacy may pay the plan a fee from amounts the pharmacy collects from the member. The discount plan organization is BioScrip PBM Services, LLC, 100 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY 10523, 1-888-299-5383. Customer service is provided by PDR Network, LLC., Five Paragon Drive, Montvale, NJ, 07645-1725, 1-800-232-7379, www.pdr.net/discountcard, customerservice@pdr.net.  

About PDR Network
A respected member of the healthcare community, PDR Network challenges itself as a company to deliver innovative products and services that meet the industry’s ever-changing needs. From a history of delivering the prescribing information most-trusted by physicians to its current position at the strategic intersection between the bio/pharmaceutical and EHR industries, PDR prides itself on developing practical solutions to benefit its partners.  

PDR Network is the leading distributor of FDA-approved drug labeling, safety and product support information, delivering trusted content through the Physicians’ Desk Reference® suite of digital and print services. Leveraging this propriety network, PDR disseminates critical healthcare information across channels to an active network of nearly 800,000 prescribers and via the growing "PDR Certified" network – 27 industry-leading partners delivering content via more than 225 EHR platforms reaching more than 130,000 EHR prescribers and approximately 600,000 additional end users.  

For more information, please visit www.PDRNetwork.com.  

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