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FamilyWize savings card passes $1B saved milestone

BY David Salazar
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — FamilyWize a community service partnership that offers a free prescription savings card and app announced Thursday that the card has saved people more than $1 billion since 2005.
 
"As we celebrate this exciting milestone, we also recognize it wouldn't have been possible without our outstanding partners,” FamilyWize president and COO Joe Sanginiti said. “This is far more than just a number to us; it represents helping people nationwide gain access to affordable medication so they can live a life of health and wellness.”
 
The savings card is accepted at more than 60,000 pharmacies, FamilyWize said, including such major partners as Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, Kmart, Publix, Costco, Albertsons and Safeway, Kroger and Sam’s Club. The card offered an average savings of 43% on medication costs in 2015, and is available for anyone to download and print. 
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