City Workers Slim Down to Cut Costs

At the city-operated pharmacy on 10th Street downtown, city employees and their dependents can obtain generic medication for $2 for a 30-day supply and $5 for a 90-day supply. While the patient can get their prescriptions filled at other pharmacies, the co-pays are much lower at the on-site center.

More than half of all city employees are now using the city’s pharmacy to fill their prescriptions, officials said.

The city in-house pharmacy is projected to save the city $8.5 million over the next three years by buying prescription drugs used by city employees at discounted prices.