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Countywide Rx Program will Get you Prescription Drug Discounts

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A motion from back when Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was a City Councilmember became reality today when he announced LA Rx, a discount prescription drug program for not just city residents, but L.A. County ones, too.

“We still have a long way to go before we can claim fair, equal, and quality health care for all Americans,” Mayor Villaraigosa said today. “However, I hope that this card makes it easier for Angelenos to get their prescriptions without having to make a difficult decision between buying a medicine that they need and putting food on the table.”

The card, which you can print online or pick up at city libraries, apparently gets anyone, insured or not, a 5 to 40 percent discount on most all brand-name and generic prescription drugs throughout 1,500 participating area pharmacies. That's 99% of pharmacies, according to the Mayor's office, which makes the card seem more symbolic than anything. Still, a discount is a discount and anyone regardless of age can participate.