After winning a $420,000 settlement from two pharmaceutical companies accused of consumer fraud, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has awarded the money to a new Iowa Medication Voucher Program that will help lower-income Iowans get prescriptions for just $3.

The program will help eligible lower-income Iowans pay for medications for high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, depression and pregnancy prenatal care.  The program will fund up to 52,000 prescriptions.
Eligible Iowans will need to obtain a voucher, present it with a prescription to a participating Iowa pharmacy, and pay a $3 co-pay.

To be eligible for the program, individuals must be uninsured or under-insured or have an annual income less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Local boards of health and county relief offices are being asked to determine hardship cases if the individual cannot afford the $3 co-pay.   Information is also available on the Iowa Prescription Drug Corporation.