How GoodRx Works

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For a simple overview of how GoodRx can save you up to 80% on your prescription drugs, watch our video.

The #1 reason Americans don't take their medications as prescribed: cost.



Even if you can afford your prescriptions, you're probably paying too much. It costs as little as 1¢ to manufacture a pill, so why do our prescriptions cost $10, $100 or even $1,000?

Why We Pay Too Much For Our Prescriptions

Prices for prescription drugs vary widely between pharmacies.
U.S. drug prices are neither fixed nor regulated. The cost of a prescription may differ by more than $100 between two pharmacies across the street from each other!

If you're uninsured, it's easy to get a better price.
While prices for most drugs at pharmacies are very high for the uninsured patient, there are many ways to save 80% or more – coupons, savings tips, pharmacy or manufacturer discounts, cheaper alternative drugs, or just asking for a better price.

If you have insurance, your co-pay might not be the best price.
Hundreds of generic medications are available for $4 or even free without insurance. Your $10 co-pay doesn't sound so great when you can get the same drug for 60% less with GoodRx. Plus, many plans have high deductibles or limited formularies that don't cover the drugs you need.

While the price of drugs is decreasing, you're paying more.
When brand-name drugs like Lipitor, Lexapro and Singulair go generic, their price drops from hundreds of dollars to as little as $4. But insurance companies are pushing more of the cost of drugs (25-80% more than 10 years ago) onto patients.

How GoodRx Can Help

Every week we collect millions of prices and discounts from pharmacies, drug manufacturers and other sources. Here's how you can use it to save:

Use GoodRx's drug price search to compare prices (just like you do for travel or electronics on other sites) for your prescription at pharmacies near you. We don't sell the medications, we tell you where you can get the best deal on them.

GoodRx will show you prices, coupons, discounts and savings tips for your prescription at pharmacies near you.

Download GoodRx's iPhone or Android app to get drug prices and coupons on the go.

If you prefer, GoodRx can send you a discount savings card which you can keep in your wallet or purse.

Sounds great. So what's the catch?

Many folks have asked us how it's possible that GoodRx can locate such huge savings. We can assure you that our prices are accurate and the discounts we find are based on contractual agreements. Every month, consumers save millions of dollars with GoodRx.

GoodRx is free for consumers, and we require no personal information to search drugs and receive discounts. We do not sell your personal health information to anyone. We make money from advertisements on our site and referral fees. This revenue enables us to continue to make the best, free product to help Americans afford the prescriptions they need.

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