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Struggle to Afford Parkinson’s Disease Medication among the US Patients

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What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s Disease is a neurological disorder that is a result of brain neurons not producing enough dopamine, which leads to partial/full loss of movement in certain parts of the body. Dopamine chemical deficiency results in loss of patient’s ability to voluntarily control certain normal body movements. Parkinson’s disease affects individuals aged above 60 years, as well as those aged 50% in rare scenarios.

The disease is said to affect one in 100 people and is not restricted to any geographical location. According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, almost 1 million people are suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. There is no medication for the disease, and patients are administered various medications to manage symptoms, which contributes to a monthly prescription drug bill.

US Patients Struggling To Afford Parkinson’s Disease Medication

There are a variety of medications prescribed for patients to manage symptoms and increase lifespan as that is the only way to keep the disease symptoms under control. With the rising healthcare costs in the US, affording Parkinson’s Disease medications has become a challenge, especially for retired individuals, senior citizens, and low-income groups.

Although insurance providers cover a certain amount of medical expenses, it is a known fact that a majority of US citizens lack basic health insurance or do not meet minimum income requirements to be eligible for health insurance. On the other hand, a majority of Parkinson’s Disease patients are either uninsured or underinsured to be able to cope up with the changing prescription drug prices and medication needs per month.

How can this issue be solved?

Although the issue of rising prescription drugs cannot be solved in the near future as it involves many factors and policies, an instant solution to cope with expensive prescription drugs is to use drug discount cards. Drug Discount Cards are issued for free of cost and are used to avail additional discounts on prescription drugs at partner pharmacies.

Partner pharmacies or affiliate pharmacies are those that have partnered the discount card providers to offer up to 85% (or more) discounts on certain drugs if purchased at their stores. Drug discount cards are not a replacement of insurance and are in no way related to insurance providers in any manner. Drug discount cards are only used to avail discounts on select prescription drugs. Just make sure you are not using the cards on OTC drugs. OTCs are not eligible for discounts on drug discount cards for many reasons.

How can GmeRx help?

GmeRx drug discount cards are issued for free and delivered via email, courier, and SMS, whichever way the patient chooses. It is very simple to use drug discount cards offered by GmeRx. Just display the physical copy of the card or a digital copy of the card at a partner pharmacy store when you buy prescription drugs and avail discounts of up to 85% without any restrictions. GmeRx has partnered with over 60,000 pharmacies in the US to offer discounts on prescription drug purchases for all cardholders.

If you have questions and concerns about using a drug discount card to avail more benefits, we are here to help. Drop in an inquiry at savings@gmerxonline.com

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