Fla. ex-cons can get prescription discounts

Posted: June 17, 2011 in News and politics
The Miami Herald

The Associated Press

Newly released inmates and offenders on community supervision
are being offered prescription drug discounts of up to 75 percent.The Department of Corrections announced Monday that it’s partnering with
Recovery Health Network to provide those offenders and ex-convicts with drug
discount cards as a way to help them readjust to freedom.

The organization already offers the free discount cards to anyone who is
uninsured, underinsured or has high deductibles.

Cards have been sent to prisons and community corrections offices across
Florida. They also can be obtained through the network’s website:
http://www.recoveryhealthnetwork.com/.

The cards are recognized by 54,000 pharmacies across the country and never
expire.

The department’s reentry director, Latoya Lane, said research shows filling
and paying for prescriptions are significant barriers for
ex-convicts.


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