United Methodists who have signed up for an innovative church-sponsored drug discount program have saved $348,728 in prescription costs since the plan was unveiled in March, church officials say.
The partnership between the United Methodist Church and DestinationRx allows participants to save up to 50 percent on prescriptions, medical supplies and even pet medicine at 30,000 pharmacies across the country. It is the first such program between a church and a drug company.
“One of the great satisfactions to me is to know that persons who needed help are getting help,” said Mearle Griffith, president of the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries, who helped broker the deal. “Some people are now buying food who once had to make a choice between paying for groceries and paying for their prescriptions,” he told United Methodist News Service.