Last week KOMO News reported that King County joined a joint buying program for prescription drugs that can save participants “an average of 24 percent for both people and their pets.
King County is the second largest county in the US to participate in the LIVE HEALTHY program.
“The discount is through the medical companies themselves,” said King County Councilperson Kathy Lambert told KOMO. “They sell drugs in large amounts to various pharmacies and so every resident will be able to have the opportunity to buy into the bulk buying.”
According to the LIVE HEALTHY website, the discount can be used on pets’ prescriptions at participating pharmacies provided the prescribed medication is also used to treat a human condition.
Officials say the program will be available at 375 pharmacies in King County. It’s doesn’t matter if a resident has or does not have health insurance. Residents can sign up at a participating pharmacy or online.
So when your vet prescribes medication for your dog, ask him/her if it is also used to treat human conditions like “seizures, heart conditions, infections, allergies, pain relief, diabetes and anti-depressants used to treat behavioral disorders in animals.”
LIVE HEALTHY is also available to people and pets in Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties.
For more information on the Live Healthy Prescription Discounts Program, go to: nacorx.org to register and download a free card or call toll-free 877-321-2652 to join.