LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada residents are eligible for a free discount card that could save them money on their prescription drugs, Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday.
The ArrayRx digital discount card will be available to all state residents, regardless of age or income, Sisolak said at the program launch. Applying the discount could save up to 80% on certain drugs, he said.
The program’s launch comes after the governor’s State of the State address in February, when he said Nevada would join Oregon and Washington in a program to reduce prescription drug costs. by implementing a statewide drug discount card.
The program allows state officials to work with other western states to address rising drug costs, according to the governor.
Sisolak announced the program on his Twitter account, saying, “Today I am proud to officially launch a free prescription drug discount card for all Nevadans – ArrayRx. Prescription drugs can get too expensive — and this program will keep more money in the pockets of Nevadans.
To sign up for the digital discount card, visit ArrayRxCard.com.
Elizabeth Ray, spokesperson for Joe Lombardo, the Clark County sheriff who is the Republican gubernatorial candidate in the November election, released a statement, highlighting Sisolak’s role in faulty COVID-19 testing by Northshore Clinical Labs.
The Chicago-based lab is the target of a federal investigation for having an incredibly false-negative rate in Nevada and for its billing practices.
“If Steve Sisolak really cared about public health, he wouldn’t have fast-tracked Northshore … for COVID tests that didn’t work and had a 96% inaccuracy rate,” Ray said.
She also said that under Sisolak, 2 million Nevadans lived in an area without enough primary care providers and the state was short of 4,000 registered nurses.
Sisolak’s office called Northshore’s testing practices “despicable” and said it would cooperate fully with the federal investigation.