BETHLEHEM, Pa.- (BUSINESS WIRE) - FamilyWize Community Service Partnership announced today the achievement of two major milestones in 2016: 10 million people helped and S1 billion in prescription savings since 2005 through its free Prescription Savings Card and app. In celebration of this achievement, FamilyWize launched a social media sweepstakes, inviting those who have benefited from the program to submit their stories on how FamilyWize has helped them save. If you have recently downloaded the FamilyWize card or app, you can also submit a story on how you think it will help you and your family.
Pharmaceutical prices have risen nearly 6 percent from June 2015 to June 2016, a rate exceeding that of inflation growth. FamilyWize works with a network of more than 100,000 partners, including non-profrts, pharmacies, businesses, and government organizations, to help individuals and families nationwide combat these unfair circumstances.
"Cost remains a top reason why people don't adhere to their medications as prescribed. This puts their health in jeopardy, impacting not only their own quality of life, but that of their loved ones as well," says Joseph Sanginiti, President and Chief Operating Officer at FamilyWize. "At FamilyWize, our mission is to ensure people - insured, underinsured, and uninsured - do not have to choose between affording basic necessities and living a healthy life. These milestones bring us closer to our next goal of helping 25 million Americans save on their prescription medications by 2020."
FamilyWize is enlisting its current and new users to join in its prescription savings mission and help spread the word to all Americans struggling to manage their personal finances and afford their prescription medications. The four-week sweepstakes will run through October 26th and serve as a platform for educating individuals and families on the free resources available to support them. Participants can submit their stories on FamilyWize's custom page (milestones.familywize.org) and enter for a chance to win a $500 gift card and many other prizes. More information, including official rules, can be found there as well.
This Milestones Campaign is a way for us to celebrate by highlighting all of the families and partners who helped make this happen. They have powerful stories and have overcome tremendous adversity. We want to share their stories and empower others to take control of their health," Sanginiti adds.
FamilyWize is one of the oldest prescription savings programs in the country and its free Prescription Savings Card and app save patients an average of 43 percent off of their prescription medications. Accepted at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide and covering all FDA approved prescription medications, the FamilyWize card is free to everyone and has no eligibility requirements. To sign up for the program, visit www.familywize.org, download the Android or Apple app, or print out the card.
The FamilyWize Drug Price Lookup Tool is another online resource to compare prescription medication prices and find local pharmacies wHh the most cost-efficient option for your prescription. Consumers can access the easy-to-use tool on FamilyWize.org or through the FamilyWize app.Download a PDF of this press release