Virginia Drug Card Media Center

Drug Discount

Most everyone agrees health care in this country is too expensive. There's great disagreement, however, about how to lower costs without sacrificing quality, innovation, and consumer choice. Mind-boggling complexity is part of the problem.

Still, there are ways to save money for people willing to make a small effort. The newest opportunity is the Virginia Drug Card Program, sponsored by the Greater Richmond Chamber. The card is available to anyone in Virginia at no cost and entitles the holder to discounts on many prescription drugs at numerous pharmacies, including CVS, Kmart, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Ukrop's.

The card should be especially helpful to those who are uninsured or do not have prescription drug coverage with their plans. Even those with prescription-drug insurance may find the card useful for purchasing drugs not covered by their policies. To learn more, go to The chamber deserves credit for bringing the card to the commonwealth. It's another step in the right direction.