Did you have sticker shock the last time you bought your prescription drugs? Did you even think to shop around for the best deal? Probably not if you’re like most Americans. Not that you wouldn’t do it, but that you probably didn’t know the unbelievable savings in shopping around or in paying cash vs. using your insurance. Shopping for your medications should not be like shopping for a car where you have to haggle over price.
According to Consumer Reports, Americans spent $374 billion on prescriptions drugs last year, but only 17% shopped around for a better price. Recent price comparisons showed that the same common drug can cost up to ten time more depending on where you buy it, even in the same zip code.
“For example, where Debbie Diljak lives in Raleigh, N.C., the cost for a month’s worth of the generic Cymbalta she takes ranged from $249 at a Walgreens to $43 at Costco.”
You wouldn’t believe how much you can save each month until you watch this Consumer Reports video.