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Comptroller Sean Scanlon Announces New Data On ArrayRx Enrollment And Usage

January 11, 2024
Sean Scanlon
Sean Scanlon
CT State Comptroller

Prescription drug discount cart puts money back in the pockets of CT residents

(HARTFORD, CT) – Comptroller Scanlon today announced new data on the ArrayRx prescription drug discount card enrollment and usage.

The announcement was made at Stoll’s Pharmacy, an independent pharmacy that has operated in Waterbury for more than 60 years, where the Comptroller was joined by Waterbury Mayor Paul Pernerewski, Representative Ron Napoli, Representative Bill Pizzuto, and Representative Geraldo Reyes.

“It’s no question that prescription drug prices are out of control,” said Comptroller Scanlon. “This card isn’t the be-all-end-all solution to the problem, but while we await the benefits of federal legislation—such as Medicare negotiating rug prices—the ArrayRx card is providing residents with some much needed relief today.”

Since the October 2, 2023 launch, more than 15,500 Connecticut residents have signed up, and more than 1,800 prescriptions have been filled. Of those prescriptions, ~87% have been generic and ~11% have been brand-name; the remaining ~1% accounts for non-drug items, such as diabetes test strips. The average saving per prescription has been $200.

Top 5 Prescriptions Filled by Count
Drug Usage Number filled
Atorvastatin Calcium High cholesterol 31
Rosuvastatin Calcium High cholesterol; stroke and heart attack prevention 24
Metoprolol Succinate Extended Release High blood pressure, chest pain, and heart failure 24
Lisinopril High blood pressure; heart failure 21
Levothyroxine Sodium Hypothyroidism 17

“Savings at the pharmacy counter have ranged from a few dollars to hundreds, but the bottom line is that this card is putting money back in the pockets of Connecticut residents,” said Comptroller Scanlon.

Residents can learn more, see the estimated cost for their prescription, or find a pharmacy near them at ArrayRxCard.com (and in Spanish at ArrayRxCard.com/es).

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