CHARLOTTE — Many people who were able to afford their prescription medicine may not be able to now because of a job loss.
One option is to get meds through Rx Outreach, which is the only nonprofit mail-order pharmacy in the country.
Rx Outreach usually only helps people based on income A single person can earn about $50,000. A family of four can earn about $104,000.
Because of COVID-19, it expanded the program to anyone experiencing financial hardship or access issues for their meds.
Rx Outreach is based in Missouri, and the attorney general there gives the nonprofit high marks. One reason is that 97% of the nonprofit’s money goes to the cause itself, not salaries or overhead.
Rx Outreach teams up with other groups to buy medicine. It's part of one of the major groups purchasing organizations in the U.S. It gets prices very similar to retail pharmacies get but there’s a difference. Rx Outreach doesn't mark up the prices for consumers.
You still need a prescription and it doesn’t take insurance, so you must pay out of pocket.
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