Reader Tip: BIG Savings on Prescription Drugs
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Do you purchase brand-name prescriptions often? Check out this Reader Tip from Emily:
My co-worker had to stop at the pharmacy during our lunch break. Afterward, we were talking about how expensive her family’s prescriptions were because there is not a generic version for two of them. I told her that she should look at the brand name’s website to see if they have a discount card.
She did that when we got back to our office and both brand name prescription medications had them. Best of all, they didn’t have any qualifying questions in order to qualify for it. She printed the card and returned her prescriptions to the pharmacy. They refunded her transaction and rang it up with the discount card. Instead of paying $225 for a 3 month supply, it will now only cost her $20 for 3 months. What she previously paid for a single month ($115) is more expensive than what she will pay for an entire year! On her second prescription, she will save $40 a month.
My coworker had no idea this was possible and I assume other readers of yours could benefit from this knowledge as well. Keep in mind that some prescription medicine companies may have qualifying questions in order to qualify for a discount card but in my experience most of them do not and simply ask for your name and address.
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