Williamson Co Considers Prescription Drug Program

Jan 17, 2013

Williamson County Commissioners are considering a program that may mean cheaper prescription drugs for some people in need.

Prescription drug discount programs are being made available all over the country, and Commissioners earlier this month heard a pitch from one that would provide cheaper drugs for the uninsured or underinsured, for little cost to the county. Commissioner Brent Gentry says he's willing to consider it, but he wants to make sure that it's a reputable organization that won't be taking advantage of people or of the county government. Gentry says he's most impressed right now with a program available through the National Association of Counties. It is one of dozens available all over the nation.

The City of Carbondale recently entered into a similar program, available through the National Association of Cities. Commissioners are expected to take up the prescription drug discount program at a meeting either later this month or in February.