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Question DetailsAsked on 12/26/2017

I received pharmacy discount cards from Washington Prescription assistance program. Is this a scam?

These were unsolicited. I've been burned by scams before, I'm afraid to take this at face value.
My prescriptions are expensive and saving money Is important to me. I'm a diabetic, my insulin can run into several hundred dollars a month. My insurance does cover prescriptions, but the deductible is so high I can't afford it. Every little bit adds up.

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There is a state-sponsored drug cost reduction program, administered by Moda, calledthe Washington Prescription Drug Program - WPDP, which supposedly pretty much all legal residents are eligible to receive and can save about 50% of average drug costs. Here is their info website to learn about it:

What you described is "Washington Prescription Assistance Program - which from their website looks to me like the normal unsolicited drug discount card, many of which are scams or sell your personal medical info. Here is part of the discliamer from their home page, making it clear they are NOT part of the state program -

This program is NOT associated with the Government. For full disclaimer, click here.

Here is another previous basically identical question with answer on that outfit FYI:

If in doubt, you can ask your doctor's office if the card you received is legit. Also, for the state card you have to file an application for the free card - so if you received the unsolicited card, count on it NOT being related to the state program.

Also - since you are on a high-cost maintenance med, ask the physician's office you seen for that prescription (and for blood sugar test equipment etc) if they know of any discount card which can help you.

Also look into any other program you may be eligible for support from - VA if a veteran, possibly Medicare because Diabetes is one of the special medical conditions which medicare commonly provides coverage for even if not age 65 yet, if disabled and unable to work. More info on that here -

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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