Part II: Saving Money On Prescription Drugs

A few days ago, I wrote a post about how consumers can save money on prescription drugs. Since I continue to feel strongly about identifying ways in which I can help my readers, their friends, and family save money, I have added a second part in the mini-series that I hope will also help you. Regardless if you take this advice, it’s always best to do what your doctor advises first of course, and second, consider the financial aspect of that decision. Let’s revisit the topic.

When we last spoke, I suggested strategies for how you can save money on prescription drugs before you buy them, in particular, with shopping around local pharmacies for the best prices. Now, you may wonder, “what about after I buy a prescription drug, any help there?” Glad you asked. Consider this strategy. If you took my advice and asked your doctor about any discounts that they may be able to make available to you, you might have to fill out a form and provide proof of purchase. Sometimes, the discounts are on the spot, and other times, you need to do a little extra work, but trust me, it’s worth it.

Prescription drugs can cost less with discount cards

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But, that might not be all of the discounts available to you. Take your research one step further and visit the drug manufacturer’s website to see if they are offering any other rebates to consumers. For example, a large drug manufacturer, McKesson, offers a loyalty program called LoyaltyScript. I will save the reading for you on the details, but essentially, it is another savings tool you can use to help lower your prescription drug costs. Who knew that loyalty programs aren’t just about points and miles?

Finally, before your next visit to the pharmacy, try a simple Google search, which I have recreated for you here, to help you identify free prescription drugs savings cards and other programs you be unfamiliar with.

The bottom line is, don’t take the cost of prescription drugs sitting down without a fight. You can fight back.

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