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Comparison Shopping for Medicine

November 13, 2015

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Finding the best place to purchase your medications can be tricky and challenging. There are resources available to help patients navigate this challenge.

GoodRx is One Resource

GoodRx provides prices and discounts for thousands of prescription drugs at more than 70,000 local and mail-order pharmacies in the USA.

Simply enter the name of any drug (generic or brand-name) into the form, give a location (city, state, or ZIP), and they’ll show you the lowest price they can find at both local and mail order pharmacies for a variety of dosages and quantities for your prescription.

The prices they display may be any of the following:

Cash Price
This is the price you’ll pay if you walk in, present your prescription and pay cash without insurance.
Coupon Price
GoodRx offers free, printable coupons which give you access to discounted prices at the pharmacy. You’ll see a big GET COUPON link next to the price. There are no obligations, contracts or fees to you for using a coupon and pharmacies are required to accept them.
Membership Price
Some pharmacy chains offer discounted prices if you sign up for a for-pay (typically $5 – $30 per year) or a free membership program. They’ll let you know what the terms of membership are and provide a link to learn more.
Medicare Price
GoodRx contains current prices for every Medicare Part D and Advantage plan. Tell them your plan and they’ll show your co-pay.

How GoodRx Can Help

Every week they collect millions of prices and discounts from pharmacies, drug manufacturers and other sources. Here’s how you can use it to save:

Use GoodRx’s drug price search to compare prices (just like you do for travel or electronics on other sites) for your prescription at pharmacies near you. They don’t sell the medications, they tell you where you can get the best deal on them.

GoodRx will show you prices, coupons, discounts and savings tips for your prescription at pharmacies near you.

Click here for more information: http://www.goodrx.com/faq

Download GoodRx’s iPhone or Android app to get drug prices and coupons on the go.

If you prefer, GoodRx can send you a discount savings card which you can keep in your wallet or purse.