Brand name and generic prescription medications purchased in New York City can now be obtained at a reduced cost with a Big Apple RX Card. Cards can be obtained for free at the office of Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and Senator Martin Golden or they can be printed online instantly at www.bigapplerx.com.

“The Big Apple RX Card is a fantastic resource available to all members of the community that helps make the medication we rely on more affordable,” said Assemblywoman Malliotakis.

The card is available free to everyone living, working or visiting New York City, regardless of age, income, citizenship, or health insurance status. For seniors with Medicare Part D, the Big Apple RX Card can help them save on their prescriptions in the “donut hole” phase, when participants must pay the full cost of their medications until they reach an out-of-pocket maximum. While the card will not lower co-payments on medication already covered by one’s insurance plan, using the card at most New York City pharmacies can reduce the cost of prescriptions that fall outside their insurance plan, by an average of 47 percent.

Senator Golden and Assemblywoman Malliotakis’ district office is located at 7408 Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn. For more information on the Big Apple RX Card, call (800) 697-6974, or the Assemblywoman’s office at (718) 987-0197.