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is to make you a smarter consumer so you can make better choices when filling your prescriptions.
Well, for a whole bunch of really complicated reasons, prescription drugs are too expensive. Up to 45% of Americans have trouble paying for the prescriptions they require. 26% of Americans actually don't fill prescriptions because they simply can't afford it.
Even if you can afford to pay, you (or you and your insurance company) are probably paying too much for your prescriptions. After all, it can cost less than $0.01 to manufacture a pill, so why do you pay $10, $100 or even $1,000 for your meds? Even a $10 insurance co-pay can often be 2-3 times what the fair price of a medicine should be.
There's a bunch of important facts that most consumers don't know about prescription drugs:
Prices for prescription drugs vary widely from drugstore to drugstore
Consumers have never thought to compare prices of drugs, and many folks just assume that drug prices are regulated. But in most cases they're not – not even close. Prices can vary wildly in drugstores that are literally across the street from each other.
Your insurance co-pay may not be the best way to save money on prescriptions
Health insurance is great, but it's far from the only way to save money on your meds. For example, hundreds of generic medications are available for $4 or even less without insurance …if only you know where to go.
Your insurance co-pay of $10 doesn't sound so great if we can point you to the exact same drug for 60% less. Plus, many insurance plans have high deductibles, separate brand-name drug deductibles, or limited formularies that don't cover the drugs you need. Lastly, even insured patients buying covered brand-name drugs would probably want to know about coupons that could save them $500 or more per year.
The price of drugs has been decreasing, but you're paying more
Many big brand-name drugs (such as Lipitor) have gone or will soon go generic. When brand-name drugs go generic, their price rapidly decreases from potentially hundreds of dollars to as little as $4. Consumers need to be aware of when the drugs they take are going generic so that they can switch to the least expensive option or take advantage of discounts and price changes. Meanwhile, insurance companies push more of the cost of drugs onto the patient - insured patients now pay between 25 and 80% more than they paid just 10 years ago as insurance companies save money by making you pay for your own drugs.
Your doctor doesn't know how much your drugs cost
Doctors are busy people, and their primary job is to make sure that you receive the right medication for your illness. It's not their job to know the price of the drugs they prescribe, and as drug prices change all the time and pharmacies charge wildly different prices, they can't be the experts on pricing. But it is important that you are, so that you don't leave the doctor's office with a prescription that you can't (or don't want to) fill.
Our goal is to provide you, the health consumer, with convenient, affordable prescription drugs.
We're starting by providing you with information you've never had before. We're building the same kind of tools that you use to get invoice prices for cars or TV's and bringing them to prescription drugs.
We've built a website as well as iPhone and Android apps which feature:
Over 1 billion prices for more than 6,000 drugs at virtually every US pharmacy chain
Discount coupons which can save as much as 80% off the cash price of a drug
Savings tips including price-matching, pharmacy discount plans, doctor-created savings tips and much more
Information on manufacturer discount cards (free coupons provided by pharmaceutical manufacturers that can save you $500 or more, if only you knew about them)
Alerts so you can be aware when drug prices change (and trust us, they do all the time)
Our mobile apps are the perfect tool to bring into your doctor's office so that you can work with your doctor to select the right medication and pharmacy to meet both your healthcare needs and your budget.
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