May
15
2017

How to Reduce the High Cost of Prescription Drugs

It is a shame to think that some people go without food to buy prescription drugs or go without their medication because the cost is too high. However, there are some ways you can significantly reduce the cost of prescription drugs.

One way to reduce the cost of prescription drugs is to buy generic. That is to buy non-brand name copies of the same drug. Generic drugs cost up to 80% less than the brand name versions, which is an excellent savings.

The other way to reduce the cost of prescription drugs is to enter a discount prescription program. There is a pharmaceutical healthcare organization that offers a free discount prescription card where you can save you up to 60% on the cost of your drugs. It can take up to 14 years for a patent to expire on a new drug and its generic version becomes available. So this is a good way to save money on drugs if they have not gone generic yet.

The biggest savings of all can be found when a generic drug is purchased in conjunction with a prescription discount card. This would be the way I would recommend buying your drugs if it all possible. Usually, you can find a generic drug that can replace a new drug on the market. The new drugs often only have one ingredient different in them from the original versions anyway and surprisingly don’t always work as well as an older version.

One pharmaceutical healthcare organization that provides the free prescription discount card has over 45,000 pharmacies involved in its program now. They include well-known places like Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Target. This is a real boost for consumers. The card is available to anyone, all they have to do is present their free prescription card at a participating pharmacy and the discount is automatically taken from the cost of their purchase.

So there is no need to despair over the high cost of prescription drugs any longer. There is a way to save on the cost of both generic and non-generic drugs by using a discount prescription drug card.

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