Westchester RX would fill cheaper prescriptions for WC residents
A plan by Westchester County to save everyone money on prescription drugs has some concerned if the savings are worth the potential risks.Westchester RX is geared towards residents that have little or no insurance and wants to spend less on prescription drugs. There is an annual enrollment fee of $15 for an individual and $26 for families. Those enrolled could then save 10 to 50 percent on medications.Some of the deliveries would be ordered from Canadian pharmacies that offer deep discounts. The Food and Drug Administration has strongly discouraged drug importing, saying it is dangerous and illegal. The FDA has also shut down stores that were involved with importing prescriptions from Canada.Westchester said it is only using high-quality pharmacies and it is comfortable they would only be sending high-quality drugs. Westchester would become the second government to get drugs from Canada.The other options in the plan allow residents to get discounts on their prescriptions at 114 Westchester pharmacies, or to order from drug manufacturers around the country. The plan is scheduled to go into effect February 1.