Prescription program available

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By Jesse Osbourne


In September, a new prescription drug program was announced for the Mackville area.

The program, called the Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program (KPAP), with headquarters at the Mackville Community Center, could help residents all over the county, and as far as Marion County.
KPAP is a service that helps prescription users find low-cost medications.
Carol Baldwin, the founder of the program, told The Sun in September that KPAP was the most comprehensive service of its kind in the nation.
According to Baldwin, KPAP has helped patients find $200 million in prescriptions since 2009.
All prescriptions are name brand and are sent directly from the manufacturer, Baldwin said.
When a patient enters his or her information into the software program, it can decipher if that person qualifies for free medication.
Baldwin said the people that are most likely to benefit from the program are those without prescription drug coverage or some people with the Medicare part D drug plan.
Those interested in trying the service can now make an appointment at the Mackville Community Center by calling (859) 262-5600 and leaving a message on the answering machine.
For more information about KPAP, call 1-800-633-8100 or go to http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/info/dpqi/kpap.htm.