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Joint effort saves consumers money on prescription drugs

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United Way of Greater New Bedford and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership have saved local residents $414,681 on prescription drug costs. FamilyWize, a long-time partner of United Way, works with nearly 1,000 local United Ways to help make all FDA approved prescription medication more affordable for individuals with high prescription costs through the free FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card. Over the years, FamilyWize and United Way have partnered to help over eight million people save more than $830 million on the prescription medications they need.

The FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card covers all FDA approved prescription medications. The card is free to all consumers, insured and uninsured, and has an average savings of 42 percent. Consumers can download a card from, call 800-222-2818, or download the free FamilyWize app.

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