Discount prescription drug cards provided to Putnam County residents are resulting in big savings. Officials report that residents in Putnam county have saved over $850,000 on nearly 13,000 prescriptions.
It's a program similar to one in Danbury and elsewhere that allows residents of any income, age or existing health care coverage to participate in.
The ProAct Prescription Discount Card Program is anonymous and can be used at most pharmacies in the region. Residents can receive a discount of between 10 and 20 percent on name brand medication, with larger savings on generic medication. But the card cannot be used to reduce co-pays or deductibles.