Maryland has joined several of its neighboring states in offering a new free drug card program that can provide savings of up to 75% on prescription drugs to the uninsured and underinsured, according to organizers.

The 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 free to all residents and has no income, age or membership restrictions.

The card, available for download at www.marylandrxcard.com, is accepted at more than 50,000 pharmacies in the U.S.

The average savings for users is about 30% of the total cost of the medication, according to officials, who base those results in part on card use in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Cards are also available at any Giant Food or Safeway pharmacy location. Giant and Safeway have been named the preferred pharmacies for the program.