There’s been a lot of debate about discount cards, coupons, and other prescription drug cost savings programs. Should you consider them? What do you need to know? When it comes to discount or savings cards, think of those from Amazon Prime, Blink, GoodRx, and WellRx.
The experts at Prescriber’s Letter advise that while the cards tout savings of up to 80 percent on brand or generic drugs, the discounts generally can’t be combined with insurance, and expenses may not apply toward a deductible.
If you’re going to use one, first ask your pharmacy to compare the regular pricing or in-store discounts before using a discount card.
My wife, Barb, and I have used GoodRx for several years.
I also use it in my practice to help patients find the closest pharmacy with the lowest price on their prescription drugs.
Then, at the pharmacy, we ask the clerk to let us know the cost for the drug with our insurance or with the discount care.
We use the one that is the lowest.
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