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Presciption drugs on the rise and ways to lower your costs.

So many of my clients come in for a free consultation because the cost of their prescription drugs eats up a large portion of their income. They need these medicines to survive.  They are stuck between a rock and a hard place.  Credit cards and cash advances help alleviate the deficit for a while, but sooner or later that band-aid falls off. Here are a few tips I have learned from my clients and my own Physician.

GoodRx.com – this is a website to help you find the lowest cost of a drug and at which store in your area.

Publix, Walmart and Winn Dixie often have $5 antibiotics and other specials. 

Always compare, for example, your Walgreens discount card $, GoodRx $ and your co-pay on your insurance with each prescription you fill. Pharmaceutical companies can raise prices so pay attention and look each time you get your prescription filled.

Ask your Doctor to write the prescription in the most affordable way.  Sometimes it is much less expensive to fill a prescription in a different dose and quantity. For example, if 30 – 30mg tablets are needed each month, it may be a lot less to fill the same drug at 60 – 15mg tablets.

Visit HealthWarehouse.com – always check for the VIPPS symbol.