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RxHelp introduces Merck MyChoice card
October 8th, 2013
TORONTO – RxHelp.ca is offering a new discount card called Merck MyChoice to help Canadians save and stay on commonly used Merck branded prescription medications.
The company said Monday that the Merck MyChoice card covers up to the cost difference between 14 Merck brand-name prescription drugs and their generic versions at the pharmacy counter.
RxHelp noted that without the use of a card like Merck MyChoice, Canadians may have their prescriptions filled with a generic version of the branded medicine that was originally prescribed by their doctor. But now patients with prescriptions for Andriol, Cosopt, Elocom, Maxalt, Maxalt RPD, Marvelon, Nasonex, Propecia, Proscar, Sinemet, Sinemet CR, Singulair, Timoptic XE and Trusopt are eligible to use the Merck MyChoice card.
The drug savings card program also makes it easier for pharmacists and doctors because they only need to use or hand out one card for the participating Merck brands, RxHelp added. The Merck MyChoice card and other RxHelp Patient Choice cards can be used at any Canadian pharmacy.
"RxHelp is pleased to have introduced patient choice programs to Canadian patients," stated Craig Martin, president of RxHelp.ca, a service offered by leading Canadian research-based pharmaceutical firms and managed by Toronto-based Cameron Stewart LifeScience. "Programs like the Merck MyChoice support patients' choice to continue on their brand-name medications. We are proud to be offering the Merck MyChoice card and are excited about what this one card means for Canadian patients, physicians and pharmacists alike. Staying on brand name doesn't have to cost you more."