It’s a prescription drug coupon that is being used to fill up prescriptions at a discount.
It was first introduced in November, but it’s now being rolled out across the US, as the government looks to boost supply and help people get the medication they need.
The discount, which goes into effect at 12:01am local time (19:01 GMT) on Thursday, is being offered to people who are trying to get the drugs at pharmacies in the US and Canada.
“You can use the coupon to get your medications at your local pharmacy,” Dr. Eric LeVine, chief medical officer of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), told CNNMoney.
He added that if you’re already filling up your prescriptions, it’s still a good idea to take advantage of the discount.
Dr LeVines said the coupons, which are available through a number of pharmacies, were “a great way to get cheap medicine.”
He said there were currently some 500 million people in the United States who have prescriptions for over 20 drugs, including some commonly used for pain, high blood pressure and sleep disorders.
Dr. LeVining said there’s been some confusion over exactly how much the coupons will cost.
He said that many people were confused because it sounds like a coupon is going to cost $15 to fill a prescription.
He explained that when you fill up a prescription, you will be billed for the difference between the discount and the price you would have paid otherwise.
He also said that the discount is not for one drug, but for all of them.
“You will not get the discount if you are already filling a prescription,” he said.
But, he added, “the coupon does not cover prescriptions for those medications, which will be taken care of by a separate payment system that you’ll need to use if you have a prescription.”
The discounted coupons will be available to US patients who have a Medicare prescription card or a prescription from another pharmacy.
However, Dr LeVINE said it’s not the only way to fill prescriptions, as you can also buy generic medication and pay with a credit card.
“The coupon is an easy way to try to get a good price on the medication, but the actual cost of the drug is much higher,” he explained.
“We’re going to be working with the industry to make sure we get the best price possible for people.”
If you need help with your health care prescription, Dr. Levine said to contact your insurance company or pharmacy.