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The Month of October Celebrates Local Community Pharmacists

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Bethlehem, PA – OCTOBER 17, 2014 – FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, dedicated to building strong communities through better health, is proud to support American Pharmacists Month and encourages everyone to take extra time to thank their pharmacists for their continued support and assistance in helping individuals and families live better lives.

“At FamilyWize we believe that stronger, healthier and happier people make healthier and better communities,” said Dan Barnes, CEO of FamilyWize. “Pharmacists are vital to health care in the United States through improved medication use and advanced patient care.”

FamilyWize offers a free prescription savings card that provides savings for the uninsured and underinsured. The discounts and savings on medications are provided voluntarily by the more than 61,000 participating pharmacies that have agreed to provide prices similar to what they give large insurance companies and employers.

“Currently our prescription savings card has helped more than 7 million people save over 700 million dollars nationwide and we wouldn’t have been able to make such an impact without the support of the local pharmacists,” added Mr. Barnes. The American Pharmacists Association sponsors American Pharmacists Month every year during the month of October.

About FamilyWize Community Service Partnership
The FamilyWize Community Service Partnership was established in 2005 to help all people get the medicine they need. The FamilyWize prescription savings card is the only program of its kind to pass through 100 percent of its savings directly to cardholders. The card is accepted at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kmart, Target and Walmart. For more information, to get a free prescription card or download the free FamilyWize mobile app visit

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