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RI's Free Prescription Drug Program Available to Residents

The high cost of generic and brand name medications concerns many Rhode Islanders.The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce has joined the Statewide Prescription Assistance Program (RIRX Free Prescription Program), designed to give Rhode Island residents access to health care savings and discounts on their medications. Utilization of this card can provide Rhode Island families with Rx medication savings of up to 75 percent at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country — including CVS pharmacy, Walgreens, Walmart and many more.

This program is not just for those who do not have access to prescription coverage. It also benefits residents with medication savings for prescriptions not covered by their health plan. Common non-covered drugs this program accommodates includes medications used to treat sexual wellness, depression, attention deficit disorders, smoking cessation, weight loss, blood pressure regulation and more. RIRX guarantees the best pricing on prescriptions (card holders pay the lower discount off average wholesale price-AWP, MAC pricing, or pharmacy promotional/retail price). Some residents have experienced up to 75 percent savings on their medications, the average savings comes to roughly 30 percent. All prescriptions remain confidential when processed through this program. The discount cards are preactivated and can be printed in unlimited quantities for immediate use at rirx.com or by visiting the link on the GPCC homepage at providencechamber.com