The Knox County Commission announces passing a significant $100,000 lifetime savings milestone for the county’s prescription drug discount program.

The latest monthly report provided by the National Association of Counties showed the program has saved Knox County residents $100,676 since the program was introduced in February 2008.

The Knox County program has the highest per-capita resident participation rate in Maine with the second highest prescription savings rate. Nearly one in 12 Knox residents has used the program to save more than 26 percent for each discount-eligible prescription since 2008.

NACo provides the service free of charge to Knox County through its membership in the association. The program, in turn, is provided at no charge to all county residents.

The cards are widely available throughout the county in town offices, libraries and other civic and some non-profit agencies. Residents may also download a card for immediate use through the county website at knoxcountymaine.gov/ema.

For more information or to obtain cards, contact the Knox County Emergency Management Agency at 594-5155.