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State AG issues warning on prescription discount cards

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at 5:04 p.m.

Prescription discount cards that have been arriving in mailboxes across the state may not be what they appear, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Wednesday.

Many Kansans have reported receiving a prescription discount card in the mail, which they did not request, Schmidt said in a news release. These cards claim to be able to save a person “up to 75 percent on all FDA-approved drugs at pharmacies everywhere.”

“Consumers should know these cards are not insurance,” Schmidt said. “Even though the cards may be free, the company may be collecting personal information. Consumers should do their homework, compare plans and be sure they are getting the best deal on prescriptions.”

Consumers who think they may have been the victim of a scam should contact Schmidt’s office at 800-432-2310 or go online at www.inyourcornerkansas.org.

Reach Rick Plumlee at 316-268-6660 or rplumlee@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rickplumlee.

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