An estimated 180 million Americans take prescription medications at the cost of over 300 billion dollars each year! About 8% of adults don't get needed medication because they can't afford them. Elena is a single mother of two and says her pharmacy expenses of over 200 dollars per month are killing her budget. She comes to The Doctors for their help!
The Doctors are joined by RetailMeNot Rx Saver spokesperson, Dr. Holly Phillips, who has three great tips on how Elena, and you, can save money on prescription medications!
Tip #1: Go Generic
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if the medication you have been prescribed has a generic alternative. Generics usually have the same active ingredients as brand-name products but they are significantly less expensive.
Tip #2: Ask for a 90-Day Supply
If you ask for a 90-day supply as opposed to a 30-day one, you will make just one insurance co-payment instead of three. This works great for medications you have to take long-term.
Tip #3: Research to Find the Pharmacy with the Best Price
You can shop around for the best medication prices online because they do vary in different pharmacies. A super easy way to do so is to use Rx Saver, which is both an app and a website. All you have to do is enter the name of the medication prescribed and your zip code and Rx Saver will show you locations in your area that sell that medication and the prices. Once you select a pharmacy, you are given a coupon, which you just show to the pharmacist when you go to pick up the medication. This can save you up to $1,000 a year on prescriptions! Check it out now at RxSaver.com.
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