Deal Diva

August 5, 2014

Save money on prescription drugs

There are ways to find prescription medicines for less money.

Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than 50 percent take at least two, according to a 2013 Mayo Clinic study. With health care costs on the rise, here are ways to save money without jeopardizing your health:

• Ask your doctor about the prescription’s price. Ask for lower cost options, a generic alternative, coupons or mail-in rebates.
• Visit the manufacturer’s website and search for ways to save on your prescription.
• If you have health insurance, use its mail order program.
• The GoodRx app lets consumers compare prescription drug prices at local drugstores. It also offers coupons.
• Some organizations, such as AARP, offer prescription discount card programs.
• Many pharmaceutical companies offer hardship assistance. Visit the Partnership for Prescription Assistance website, pparx.com, for a listing.

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