What You Can Do to Get Lower Prices on Prescriptions
Drug prices are making me crazy these days. I recently had to spend $126 dollars for 3 prescriptions. And this was my co-pay. The insurance company would pay the rest.
I was shocked. I asked the clerk "how much would these be if I just paid cash?" She said they would be about $200 dollars EACH. Needless to say, I was appalled. How have drug prices gone so crazy expensive. All I could think about were the people who could not afford to plop down $126 dollars at Christmas time for this unexpected expensive. I am lucky and that amount is not a problem for me. But I could just imagine someone trying to decide which medicine they most needed and letting the others go.
We talked with Senator Bill Cassidy (who is a medical doctor) again about the high costs of prescription drugs. And he says it is a huge problem in our country. He did refer us to a great study done by Consumer Reports on prices. The publication did a secret shopper survey on pharmacies and this chart might help you see where you can get the best prices. I know I am going to use this in the future.
As you will notice, the independent pharmacies are way cheaper than the big drug store chains and even the big box stores that have pharmacies. Even the online companies are cheaper. But who wants to wait a couple of days for medications? But I guess if you have regular meds, this is a great option.