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Colorado Drug Card Media Center

News Channel ABC 13KRDO.com


“Overspending On Rx Drugs”

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(Colorado Springs, CO) – It's one prescription drug discount card that anyone can use, whether they have insurance, or not. However, a Target 13 Investigation revealed that some Colorado pharmacists don't even know about it.

The Colorado Drug Card is a card that anyone can use to get a discount on prescriptions. Consumers don't even need to possess the card, they just need to ask for the card to be applied when the pick up their prescriptions.

Some consumers could needlessly be paying more, simply because they aren't asking the right questions. And, some pharmacists aren't telling them otherwise.

KRDO NEWSCHANNEL 13 investigated and went to one big box pharmacy in Colorado Springs. NEWSCHANNEL 13 asked the pharmacist if the knew about the Colorado Drug Card.

"Actually, I don't," said the pharmacist. "I'm not familiar with that one."

NEWSCHANNEL 13 called several other Colorado stores in that same chain and got similar responses. We asked that pharmacist about the card again later during the interview. "I actually have to look that up," he said. "Can I look that up real quick?" he asked.

After searching his computer for several minutes, the pharmacist turned around and said, "We do (accept the card)."

The Colorado Drugs Card website lists many participating retailers. That particular big box pharmacy was listed on the website.

KRDO NEWSCHANNEL 13 also talked to pharmacists at King Soopers and Walmart. They knew exactly what the Colorado Drug Card was.

"Sometimes I have seen that the Colorado plan has been lower than the co-pays," said Walmart Pharmacy Manager Kim Rahalewich. "Sometimes I have seen that they only save like a couple of cents. Sometimes I've seen a great savings."

The discounts can vary from drug to drug.

"Anyone is eligible," said King Soopers Director of Pharmacy Marla Frawner. "We can get a card for anyone."

There are other cards that will also help whittle down costs: The El Paso County Free Prescription Drug Card and the Pueblo County Discount Card

KRDO NEWSCHANNEL 13 asked the pharmacist who didn't know about the Colorado Drug Card to look up the prices on some commonly prescribed drugs. He found that one generic drug used to treat seizures was listed at $109.99. When he used the El Paso County Discount Card, the cost came to $47.40. When he applied the Colorado Drug Card, it rang up at $23.27.

He admitted that was a pretty significant difference.

Given that example, KRDO NEWSCHANNEL 13 asked that pharmacist if he might start looking up the Colorado Drug Card price for some consumers.

"Yeah," he said. "Knowing that we can help people, if you know especially if they remind us. Sometimes we get busy and don't always remember to do that."

To be clear, King Soopers and Walmart did accept the card during this Target 13 probe. Most of them even volunteered the card information before they were asked about it.

After this Target 13 investigation, KRDO NEWSCHANNEL 13 called the other big box pharmacies back. Now they do accept the Colorado Drug Card.

Colorado Medicine


“Colorado Drug Card Ad Featured in Colorado Medicine July/August 2014”

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Colorado Medicine July/August 2014

An ad for Colorado Drug Card was featured in Colorado Medicine ( July/August 2014 Issue )

Colorado Medicine (July/August 2014)

Just what the doctor ordered. Customize the Colorado Drug Card for your practice.

The Colorado Medical Society has partnered with the Colorado Drug Card to provide savings to your patients of up to 75% on prescription drugs at over 56,000 retail pharmacies

  • Free to all patients.
  • Cards are pre-activated, no sign-up forms needed.
  • Discounts on brand and generic medications.
  • Helps patients that have high deductable plans or are unisured.
  • Reduces patient callbacks.
  • Enhances Physician's ability to treat patients with drugs that may not otherwise be affordable

Colorado Drug Card


“Colorado Drug Card Commercial #4”

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Business Altitude


“Colorado Drug Card Ad Featured in Business Altitude (Spring 2014 Issue)”

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Business Altitude Spring 2014

An ad for Colorado Drug Card was featured on Page 18 of Business Altitude Magazine ( Spring 2014 Issue )

Business Altitude (February 2014)

Colorado Drug Card


“Colorado Drug Card Commercial #3”

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Colorado Medicine


“Colorado Drug Card Ad Featured in Colorado Medicine January/February 2014”

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Colorado Medicine (January/February 2014)

Just what the doctor ordered. Customize the Colorado Drug Card for your practice.

The Colorado Medical Society has partnered with the Colorado Drug Card to provide savings to your patients of up to 75% on prescription drugs at over 56,000 retail pharmacies

  • Free to all patients.
  • Cards are pre-activated, no sign-up forms needed.
  • Discounts on brand and generic medications.
  • Helps patients that have high deductable plans or are unisured.
  • Reduces patient callbacks.
  • Enhances Physician's ability to treat patients with drugs that may not otherwise be affordable

Colorado Drug Card


“Colorado Drug Card Commercial #2”

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Business Altitude


“Colorado Drug Card Ad Featured in Business Altitude (Summer 2014 Issue)”

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Business Altitude Summer 2014

An ad for Colorado Drug Card was featured on Page 27 of Business Altitude Magazine ( Summer 2014 Issue )

Business Altitude (Summer 2014)

Colorado Drug Card


“Colorado Drug Card Commercial #1”

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Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce


“Denver Metro Chamber launches drug card with new preferred provider”

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(Denver, CO) – The Denver Metro Chamber, in partnership with the Colorado Drug Card announced today that Walgreens pharmacy has agreed to be the preferred pharmacy for the program. As part of the agreement, Walgreens will process prescriptions through Colorado Drug Card for those people who are not able to print or otherwise obtain a drug savings card.

"As Colorado's economy begins to recover from this economically challenging time, access to less-expensive prescriptions can make a critical difference in the health of Coloradans," said Robert Blankenship, Chief Operating Officer of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. "No Coloradan should have to choose between filling their prescriptions and other needs."

Colorado residents can obtain a free card, search drug pricing and locate participating pharmacies by visiting www.ColoradoDrugCard.com. This card will provide drug savings of up to 75 percent at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country including Walgreens, Safeway, Albertsons, Sav-on, Target, Kmart, Walmart and many other stores.

All Colorado residents are eligible for this program. There are no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limits and no applications are needed.

The Colorado Drug Card is a simple solution to the confusing maze of discount programs that have appeared in recent years. Many of these programs require enrollment and some have membership restrictions such as age and income requirements. Additional information on the program can be found at www.ColoradoDrugCard.com.

Northern Colorado CBS 5BizjournalsCBS 5 News ChannelThe Denver PostYahoo! Finance


“Free Statewide Rx Assistance Program Expands Colorado Drug Card selects Walgreens as the Programs Preferred Pharmacy”

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(Denver, CO) – Colorado Drug Card, in partnership with The Denver Metro Chamber, announced today that Walgreens pharmacy has agreed to be the "Preferred Pharmacy" for the program. As part of the agreement, Walgreens has agreed to process prescriptions through Colorado Drug Card. Coloradans can simply walk into any Walgreens location and ask the pharmacist to process their prescription through the Colorado Drug Card. Walgreens will also have hard cards available at pharmacy locations throughout the State.

"As Colorado's economy begins to recover from this economically challenging time, access to less-expensive prescriptions can make a critical difference in the health of Coloradans," said Robert Blankenship, Chief Operating Officer of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. "No Coloradan should have to choose between filling their prescriptions and other needs."

Colorado residents can obtain a free card, search drug pricing and locate participating pharmacies by visiting www.ColoradoDrugCard.com. This card will provide drug savings of up to 75 percent at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country including Walgreens, Safeway, Albertsons Sav-on, Target, Kmart, and many other stores.

All Colorado residents are eligible for this program. There are no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limits and no applications are needed.

The Colorado Drug Card is a simple solution to the confusing maze of discount programs that have appeared in recent years. Many of these programs require enrollment and some have membership restrictions such as age and income requirements. Additional information on the program can be found at www.ColoradoDrugCard.com.

Northern Colorado Business Report


“Walgreens selected for statewide drug assistance program”

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(Denver, CO) – Colorado Drug Card announced Walgreens has agreed to be the "preferred pharmacy" for the statewide drug assistance program.

As part of the agreement, Walgreens has agreed to process prescriptions through Colorado Drug Card. State residents can go to any Walgreens store and ask the pharmacist to process their prescription through the Colorado Drug Card. Walgreens will also have cards available at its pharmacies.

Coloradans can obtain a free drug card, search drug pricing and locate participating pharmacies by visiting www.ColoradoDrugCard.com. The cards provide drug purchase savings of up to 75 percent at pharmacies in stores that include Walgreens, Safeway, Albertsons Sav-On, Target and Kmart.

All state residents are eligible for the program, and there are no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limits and no applications are needed.

For more information, visit www.ColoradoDrugCard.com.

Colorado Drug Card


“Colorado Drug Card Receives Colorado Medical Society Gold Sponsor Award (2014)”

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Colorado Medical Society Gold Sponsor Award (2014)

Fox 31 Denver


“Colorado offers residents a Prescription Drug discount card”

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(Denver) – With family budgets getting tighter all the time, some good news about a discount program that can save you money on prescription drug costs.

The program is called the Colorado Drug Card. It's free and available to all Colorado residents. It offers a discount of anywhere between 10 and 70 percent on certain prescription drugs.

Kate Horle, with the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce explains ask your pharmacist to compare the cost of a drug using your insurance against the cost using the Colorado Drug card and then take whichever is cheapest.

Organizations that issue the cards use their volume to negotiate better prices on medications. Horle says savings vary depending on the drug and on your specific insurance.

You can get the cards at most pharmacies or print your own through the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce web site.

Colorado Medicine


“Colorado Drug Card Ad Featured in Colorado Medicine July/August 2013”

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Colorado Medicine (July/August 2013)

Colorado Drug Card: Free Statewide Prescription Assitance Program

The Colorado Medical Society has partnered with Colorado Drug Card to provide savings to your patients of up to 75% on prescription drugs at over 56,000 retail pharmacies.

You can help by encouraging your patients to print a free Colorado Drug Card at: www.coloradodrugcard.com

Customize the Colorado Drug Card for your practice!

Program Highlights:

  • Free to all patients.
  • Cards are pre-activated, no sign-up forms needed.
  • Discounts on brand and generic medications.
  • Helps patients that have high deductable plans or are uninsured.
  • Reduces patient callbacks.
  • Enhances physicians ability to treat patients with drugs that may not otherwise be affordable.

For more information or to order your free personalized Colorado Drug Card please contact:
Milton Perkins - Program Director
mperkins@coloradodrugcard.com
720-539-1424

Mile High United Way


“Mile High United Way Mourns the Loss of Robert Blankenship”

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A Message from Christine Benero, President and CEO

Dear Mile High United Way supporters, advocates and friends,

It is with a broken heart that I am writing to tell you that we have lost our friend and colleague Robert Blankenship. There are truly no words at this time to express the sadness we all share.

Robert's services will be held this Thursday at Trinity Methodist Church at 4:00 pm. Trinity is a beautiful old church in downtown Denver, across from the Brown Palace - 1820 Broadway. We welcome all who would like to attend to celebrate the life of this extraordinary man.

Below, please find a beautiful piece about Robert that his loving friend and our board member Tamra Ward wrote.

With love,
Christine Benero


Robert Reid Blankenship 1956 - 2013

Robert Reid Blankenship was born July 24, 1956 in Jackson, Tennessee, the child of James Franklin and Ivary Blankenship and the third of four children raised in the community of Lexington. He died July 21, 2013 following a short but valiant battle with cancer.

Following a stellar 19-year career with Fruit of the Loom, where he served as a Vice President in North America and European Operations, a love for the outdoors and the mountains - kindled by his time in Switzerland - brought him back to the United States and to Colorado in 1998. In 2000, he began a 12-year run as the Chief Operating Officer for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, where he played a pivotal role in growing the organization's reach and resources.

In 2012, Robert left the Chamber to follow another passion - that of giving back to the community. He assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer for the Mile High United Way, where he worked until his passing.

In 2003 he met Andrea Tollar, the love of his life, who became his wife on July 8, 2013.

Robert will always be known for his zest for life, his selfless, loving nature and his incredible turn of phrase affectionately known as "Robertisms."

He is survived by Andrea; his siblings Dwight and his wife Jenny, Douglas and his partner Dan, and his sister Diana. He also loved his nieces and nephews, Chris, Holly, Laura Beth, Steven, and Keelye. Countless friends also mourn this loss.

Donations may be made in Robert's memory to the Denver Metro Leadership Foundation and the Mile High United Way.

Colorado Drug Card


“Colorado Drug Card Receives Colorado Medical Society Silver Sponsor Award (2013)”

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Colorado Medical Society Silver Sponsor Award

Colorado Drug Card


“Colorado Drug Card Launches with Colorado Medical Society”

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Colorado Medical Society Launch

Colorado Drug Card


“Colorado Drug Card Launch At Rocky Vista University”

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Rocky Vista University

Colorado Drug Card launch at Rocky Vista University.

Colorado Drug Card


“Colorado Drug Card Launch At City of Denver Human Services”

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Colorado Drug Card launch at City of Denver Human Services

Colorado Drug Card Launch At City of Denver Human Services.

Comcast Connections


“Free Prescription Assistance Program for All Colorado Residents ”

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The Colorado Drug Card is a free statewide prescription assistance program that offers free drug cards to all Colorado residents. The program provides discounts on both brand and generic medications with an average savings of around 30%. The program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and there are no applications to fill out. Everyone is eligible to receive savings!

Additionally, people with prescription coverage can use the program to get a discount on prescription drugs that are not covered by insurance. There are currently more than 56,000 pharmacy locations across the country participating in the program, including all major pharmacy chains. To locate participating pharmacies and search medication pricing, go to www.ColoradoDrugCard.com.

If you have any questions please contact Shaeffer Gast at shaeffer.gast@denverchamber.org

Colorado Drug Card


“Colorado Drug Card Flu Season Awareness Campaign”

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Colorado Drug Card Flu Season Campaign Billboard
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Colorado Drug Card Flu Season Campaign Billboard
Colorado Drug Card Flu Season Campaign Billboard