A recent poll conducted by industry professionals at RxResource.org focused on the best ways to cut costs on prescription drugs.

The poll results focused on the top three prescription assistance programs in Rhode Island. Rhode Island Rx Card out-ranked all other programs and came in number one. Below are the results and details from the poll:

1. Rhode Island Rx Card - Rhode Island Rx is a free statewide prescription assistance program that was launched in March 2009. The program is open to all residents of Rhode Island regardless of age or income.

2. Rx Outreach - Rx Outreach was developed to provide a safe, affordable, and easy way for people of all ages to get medicines they need. The program offers prescription medicines to uninsured individuals and families, as well as those who have limited prescription drug coverage.

3. Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Elderly (RIPAE) - The Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Elderly (RIPAE) program provides prescription drug cost assistance to Rhode Island residents 65 and older who meet specific income guidelines and those 55 and older who are disabled.