Residents of Missouri now have some extra help paying for their prescription drugs.

The Missouri Drug Card was officially unveiled at a news conference at St. Louis city hall Tuesday.

The card is free and provides savings of up to 75 percent on prescriptions drugs with an average savings of around 30 percent.

Former Missouri Supreme Court justice Ronnie White is serving as program director for the Missouri Drug Card and says the program is open to every resident of the state.

"This is important," says Judge White. "There are no income limitations, no age restrictions, and no applications to full out everyone in the state of Missouri is eligible to receive a free discount prescription drug card through this program 4:37

The program even covers some pet medications at participating pharmacies.

For more on how to get a Missouri Drug Card, visit any Schnucks or K-Mart pharmacy or click on the link on the right side of the page.