(Atlanta, GA) – Georgia residents now have access to a free prescription assistance program. The statewide prescription drug card program, called Georgia Drug Card, is scheduled to officially commence today. Georgia Drug Card is being launched to help the uninsured and underinsured residents of Georgia gain access to significant savings on prescription medications.

Georgia residents can download a "FREE" card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies by visiting www.georgiadrugcard.com. Residents can also obtain cards at various health centers, hospitals, clinics, businesses, and other card distribution sites that are being set up across the state. The cards are accepted at more than 50,000 pharmacies across the country. Anyone not able to access the website, or otherwise obtain a member card, can visit any CVS/pharmacy in Georgia to have their prescription processed through the program.

"This program is going to be an important tool to help the residents of Georgia offset the rising costs of prescription medications," states Georgia Drug Card Asst. V.P., John Cenerazzo. "The launch of this program couldn't have come at a better time as the struggling U.S. economy continues to leave more and more people without jobs and benefits."

The program has already received support from organizations like The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG). MAG President Gary C. Richet, M.D. says "The Georgia Drug Card is ideal for people that either don't have health insurance or who have health insurance coverage with no prescription drug benefits," Dr. Richter says, adding, "And that's fairly commonplace with a lot of today's health savings accounts and other high-deductible health plans. We see this as a simple and cost-effective way to help our patients get the prescriptions they need." MAG was formed in 1849 and with more than 5,000 members is the leading organization for physicians in Georgia.

Georgia Drug Card is a simple solution to the confusing maze of discount programs that have appeared in recent years. Many of these programs only cover certain drugs, charge fees, and some have membership restrictions such as age and income requirements. Georgia Drug Card is open to all residents and is easy to use. Furthermore, this program is also open to anyone currently working for Georgia based companies even if they are located out of State.