"Pfizer Pfriends" Average Discount Rx Prices Available Via Toll-Free Number
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
Enrollment in the drug discount card program has begun through Pfizer's "Helpful Answers" website. The company will provide average expected discounts for specific drugs, as well as participating pharmacies, through its toll-free number.
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The company will provide discounts through a two-tiered structure to people who lack drug coverage, regardless of age or income level. The discounts range from 15% to 37% off of retail prices for Pfizer products. Pfizer will publicize the discounted prices via a website and call center that will launch in August.
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