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Prescription Drug Alert

Janna Kiehl, CEO Texas Panhandle Better Business Bureau Janna Kiehl, CEO Texas Panhandle Better Business Bureau

Local elderly citizens are being targeted by a company claiming to provide information to get free prescriptions.

It is called Free Medicine Direct.  The company advertises through the mail, newspaper, and TV and promises to help people with low incomes obtain free medications.

The ads do not make clear that the service is not "free" but instead costs an annual fee of $200.

Texas Panhandle Better Business Bureau CEO Janna Kiehl says, "The ad is misleading because you do think you are getting free prescriptions and then you turn around and think why am I paying $200. Well it's because it's the information you're paying for. Probably a list that offers manufactures free prescriptions that you can get online anyway with a little bit of research."

The company is also known for failing to deliver the information and refusing refunds. There have been more 150 complaints, mostly involving sales practices and refund issues that have been filed against the Florida company.

Contact your doctor to get more information about other free prescription drug programs you may be eligible for.

If you think you may be a target of a scam call the Better Business Bureau at 379-6222.

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