7 Tips To Save On Drugs|
|1. Compare prices.
||PharmacyChecker.com compares prices from many
sources, including inexpensive Canadian
suppliers. Comparing local prices from different drugstores, Wal-Mart
and Target can also help you save.|
|2. Generic drugs.
||Generic versions of brand names are
just as effective, and much cheaper.|
|3. Other brands.
||Alternative brands are cheaper yet often
quite effective (but they may be chemically different, so please
consult with your doctor first.)|
|4. Buying in bulk.
||You can often save 30% to 50% by buying enough to
last a few months.|
|5. Splitting pills.
||You could swallow a half-pill or three-quarters
pill instead of a whole pill, you're light enough (but ask your doctor first about possible under-medication
|6. Assistance programs.
||Both states and drug makers offer prescriptions at a reduced
cost to citizens with low-to-moderate income. You can visit NeedyMeds.com to search for these programs.
||For the elderly, Medicare
Part D pays for a part of your costs.
The CFA recommends Consumer
Reports Best Buy Drugs for those interested in more
information. You'll also find a price comparison
service there, but it excludes Canadian suppliers.