Mississippi Drug Card Media Center

MDC sees overwhelming response

(Jackson, MS) – According to the Mississippi Drug Card Program (MDC), more than 29,074 Mississippians have received a free prescription drug card since the MDC launched December 12, 2007.

The program's Web site (www.mississippidrugcard.com) has had more than 439,630 hits in that time. Members have processed 22,348 prescriptions saving an average of 30% off their medications.

"The public response to this program has been overwhelming," says MDC director Lila Cedotal. "With total savings already over $360,000, this program is a true testament to the people of Mississippi needing help with their medication costs."

MDC is a free prescription drug benefit that helps consumers to access prescriptions they need at the lowest available cost. This non-profit program was launched to help the uninsured and under-insured people of Mississippi afford their prescription medications.

However, the program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs. The MDC can also be used by those individuals who do not qualify for public funded programs and by people who receive their medicines through charity care providers and require a drug that is not available to them. This program even covers some pet medications.

The Mississippi Drug Card program has no restrictions or participation requirements and the program is open to every resident of Mississippi.