(Annapolis, MD) – A new statewide discount drug card program called the Maryland Rx Card is being launched today. This Maryland program, which is free to all residents, will provide savings of up to 75% on prescription drugs (savings should average roughly 30%). This program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and no applications to fill out. Maryland Rx Card is accepted at over 50,000 pharmacy locations across the country.

Marylanders can download a "FREE" Maryland pharmacy discount card by visiting www.marylandrxcard.com. Anyone not able to access the website or otherwise obtain a member card can simply visit any Giant or Safeway Pharmacy location and ask the Maryland pharmacist to process their prescriptions through the Maryland Rx Card.

Giant and Safeway have been named the preferred pharmacies for the program. Giant has 202 locations throughout Washington, D.C., Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland. Giant plans 26 new and remodeled or expanded stores during the next 12 months. Safeway is North America's third largest supermarket chain with 1,775 stores located throughout the western and central United States and western Canada.

Maryland Rx Card was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured residents of Maryland afford their prescription medications. However, this Maryland drug card program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered medications.

The Maryland Rx Card is a solution to the confusing maze of discount prescription 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 limitations. Additional information on this Maryland discount drug card program is available to all residents of Maryland online at www.marylandrxcard.com.