The drug maker Pfizer has launched a new program that will allow seniors to get a 30 day supply of prescription medicine for $15. There's no enrollment fee and no limit on the number of drugs patients can get.
To qualify, seniors must be enrolled in Medicare and have an annual gross income below $18,000 or less than $24,000 for couples. The program is set to begin in March. Already, drug stores CVS and Wal-Mart have agreed to take part. Pfizer hopes as many as seven million Americans will participate. The program will allow seniors access to two of the company's most popular drugs: Viagra and the cholesterol lowering drug Liptor.
Some are still skeptical about the plan. Critics say it's a ploy to avert criticism about rising drug costs. At any rate, if you'd like to apply for the program, you can call 1-800-717-6005 or (click here).