ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Eight percent of the U.S. population imported medications from Canada or other countries in the last few years. But this can be extremely inconvenient, and sometimes illegal. With prescription drugs at an all-time high.
More than seven million Americans deal with this or take a pill to control their diabetes every day. But the price of insulin has gone up 97 percent within four years. But insulin is not the only prescription that Americans are struggling to afford.
“The cost is outrageous, the prices are all over the board,” Seth Johnson, family, practice physician, told Ivanhoe.
So how can you get the best deal on your meds? The partnership for prescription assistance can connect you with over 475 assistance programs go to pparx.org, enter your drug and personal information, and see your resource options. Also, talk to your doctor about switching to a generic brand. Use websites to see which pharmacy has the best price like pharmacychecker.com, blinkhealth.com, or Doctor Johnson’s favorite: Good-RX.
“Maybe we find a different medication in the same class, we find out that no, it’s not going to cost you 300 dollars for your medication, we can get it over here with this coupon for 20 dollars,” Johnson said.
You can see for yourself. Comparison shopping can save you big bucks. These three blood pressure and heart medications have a huge price range. Proving it pays to shop around even for your medication.
Some prescriptions are actually cheaper without insurance. Always ask your pharmacist how much the medication will cost if it is paid out of pocket, and call other pharmacies to see if their cash price is even cheaper.
Contributor(s) to this news report include: Hayley Hudson, Writer and Robert Walko, Editor.
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