I had to get a prescription filled recently after a minor mishap (don’t ask) and only when I walked into my local 24 hour pharmacy to get my prescription filled did I remember an important piece of money saving advice. After the shock wore off from hearing what they were charging for the meds I needed I said “thank you” and went straight home to my trusty computer to check out my other options.
What my name brand corner drugstore store was asking for two prescription fills of incredibly common drugs was over $50! After my research, I paid a total of $4. You can do the same with your prescriptions.
What my memory had pushed out of existence temporarily in favor of baseball stats and great movie lines was that there are plenty of free and cheap basic prescription meds out there available at quite a few different pharmacies. The antibiotic that I needed I was able to acquire for FREE at a nearby grocery store pharmacy. The painkiller I needed was on another major grocery store’s list of $4 generics. A couple minutes online saved me almost fifty bucks. I sound kind of like a Geico commercial right now don’t I?
Wherever you live there is most likely a cheap off brand drug program near you. When you are at your doctor’s office ask them specifically for the generic form of the drug that you need. If not you could be paying prices up to 70% higher. Then go home and visit the websites of some of the major pharmacy’s near you. Some of the bigger stores participating include Wal Mart, Kroger, Publix, Meijer, Target, and Wegman’s.
Knowledge is power. Unfortunately your prescription drug prices aren’t as easy to comparison shop as an electronics gadget or a new pair of socks but now that you have the information, use it!