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Petersburg offers prescription discounts regardless of age, income

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PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) -

A new program aims to save Petersburg residents hundreds of dollars annually on prescription drugs, through a new discount card that can be used throughout the city.

Because of a partnership with the National League of Cities, Petersburg residents can now receive an average of 23 percent off the cost of prescription medications not covered by insurance.

The new Prescription Discount Card has no age or income restrictions and has no limits on the number of times it can be used.

"A person like me needs this," said Petersburg resident Aria Freeman. "I'm diabetic and I spend around $50 a week on prescriptions."

With the new card, Freeman could save $11 per week, nearly $600 a year. The card is available at the Petersburg Library, City Hall, Department of Health or Social Services or by clicking here.

The costs of the savings are covered by Petersburg's membership with the National League of Cities. Petersburg pays $3,000 each year to be a member of the League, according to a city spokesperson.

The card can be used at the following pharmacies around Petersburg, including: CVS, Kirkpatrick Pharmacy, Kmart, Martins, Park Drugs, Rite Aid, Sam's Club, Target, Walgreens, Walmart and Walnut Hill Pharmacy.

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