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Monday, July 12, 2010

Public Service Announcement


I have a Public Service Announcement (or two) to make.

When you get a prescription from your doctor and your insurance co-pay sucks or you don't have Rx insurance, you really need to Google the name of your Rx.  Chances are you will find a coupon or some kind of discount card for that Rx.  I was given this heads up by a Pharmacy tech who works for Target.  I tried it.  

When I had really bad bronchitis a few month ago, I Googled the names of the drugs my doc gave me Rx for and my bill went from $87 to $60. 

My doctor just gave me a new Rx for blood pressure meds  (Diovan) and I found a discount card and used it.  My bill for the Rx was ZERO!!!  Yes, I said ZERO!!!  I love ZERO!  I'll take ZERO for my drugs any day!!!  

I also discovered that Wal-mart has the lowest prices, by far, of any other place that has a pharmacy.  

Check out this site:

http://www.trustscripts.com/

This place will allow you to compare prices of prescription drugs and various places within your zip code.  It's also a discount card!  Print it out and take it with you to the Pharmacy!

So, try it!  You just might save yourself some dough!

10 comments:

Amy said...

Thanks for the tip. I have the Diovan card, too. I wonder if I can get another one? I never thought to Google for drug discounts.

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

Great tips Joanie!

lisleman said...

that's useful info - thanks
Oh but would warn against buying any prescriptions over the internet.

Joanie M said...

Lisleman, I'm just ordering my refills from Walmart. Not doing any purchases on the internet.

Pastor Sharon said...

Excellent public service announcement, Joanie!

Matty said...

I'm sure not many people know about this Joanie. Thanks for the heads up.

Heather said...

That is a really great tip! I'm going to have to put that link in my directory for future reference.

Rose said...

this was good information to share, meds are so expensive so if there is a way to lower a bill great.

jennygirltherat said...

Joanie, I love you. 3 family members, 9 psych-related meds, prospect of BP and Cholesterol meds = break the bank. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Joanie M said...

Jenny, I hope you find some really good deals!