(Springfield, IL) – A new prescription discount card is now available to Illinois consumers

It is called the Illinois RX Card and it is free to download off the internet.

The card provides discounts of up to 75 percent on prescriptions and is accepted at about 56,000 pharmacies across the state.

Some pharmacists say there is a downside to cheap prescriptions. Pharmacists Mike Patton says the role of the pharmacist is often devalued. "The greatest thing the pharmacist has to offer," Patton says, "is not their inventory: it's their knowledge of what that medication should do for you and how to take it appropriately."

There are well over 200 prescription discount cards available across Illinois, which are intended for people who have no insurance or are under insured.