April 9, 2019
Prescription drug prices don't make any sense. In many cases, you can get a better price if you skip insurance and pay the retail price, or use a money-saving coupon. It's crazy!
That's what I did recently, and I saved $108. This was on a 90-day refill of the generic drug that I've been taking for years and that my insurance no longer covered as well as it did in the past.
With insurance the price was going to be $120. Without insurance and using a coupon from GoodRX.com, I only paid $12. Same drug, same dose and same 90-day supply.
All I needed to do was have the prescription electronically transferred to another pharmacy in my neighborhood that accepted the GoodRx coupon.
Pharmacies don't post their prices, so you may not realize how much prices vary from store to store – even in the same neighborhood. Shopping around for drugs is especially important if you don't have insurance.
Consumer Reports' secret shoppers found that the lowest prices are almost always at independent pharmacies.
Costco and Sam's Club also had consistently low overall prices. You don't have to be a member to use the pharmacy, but you might get even lower prices, if you are a member.
More Info: How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs