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Saving Money on Prescriptions

Unfortunately many Americans struggle to pay for prescriptions, even with health insurance. If you are one of the unlucky ones without any coverage at all, then it can be even more challenging. The good news is that there are several ways you reduce your costs and they are easy to do.

One thing that has helped me tremendously is the GoodRX app. It is free to use, you just enter the RX name and your location and it will tell you the price at each pharmacy near you. Then you just show the pharmacy your GoodRX coupon and 90% of the time it is accurate and you can save a ton of money! I have a migraine prescription that was $300 retail price and with GoodRX it ranged from $28-$220. Of course I went to the pharmacy that had it for $28! But wow, what a savings!!!!

Don't discount small, local pharmacies. They are not always less expensive, but sometimes they are the cheapest. And if the pharmacist is a good one that really takes the time to help, they can help you find a cheaper option. If you take a generic, they are often priced differently based on the manufacturer. They can find which is cheapest and order that one for you.

Go to Costco or Sam's. You don't need a membership there to use the pharmacy.

Call the drug manufacturer and ask if they offer any discount plans. Many of them so and you can get the medication for a lot less this way.

It may take some calling around, but the 10-20 minutes of phone calls could save you hundreds!!!!

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