BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 6, 2014 - The Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) has officially partnered with the Louisiana Drug Card in order to provide a FREE prescription assistance program to its patients, employees, and others. The Louisiana Drug Card was launched in 2007 in an effort to make prescription medications more affordable for the uninsured, as well as the underinsured. The Louisiana Drug Card can be used for savings of up to 75% on prescription medications at more than 56,000 pharmacies nationwide.

"I believe this is an easy and innovative solution that may help Louisiana's citizens get the prescription drugs they need at a cost they can afford," said Jeffery Williams, Executive Vice President and CEO of the LSMS.

The card discounts both brand and generic prescription medications for those individuals without prescription coverage. Additionally, individuals who have prescription drug coverage may still qualify and receive discounts on medications not covered by their insurance plan. In order to obtain a card, simply print one at www.lsms.org or www.louisianadrugcard.com.