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Save money on prescription drugs

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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