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Handy tips to save money on medication prices

Date Added: March 03, 2010 01:31:18 AM
Category: Education Training And Employment
Annual the pharmaceutical sector makes a healthy profit leaving behind two other highly profitable sectors - weapons trade and drug trafficking. Unfortunately, nobody can assert they are 100% healthy. Viruses and bacteria attack our immune system every single day. If our immune system is unable to shield us from adverse influence, we get ill and have to take drugs to quickly recover from an illness. Pharmaceuticals are very pricey at present and hardly anyone can afford to purchase them without putting strain on their budget. The more you research you do into the costs for drugs that are available to treat your medical condition, the more money you can save. You can easily compare medicine costs by using the Net and speaking to your family doctor about your findings. There are simple-to-use sites where you can compare medication prices. They provide a list of medications, the medical conditions that they cure and approximately how much it costs to fill per month. If the medicine that you need has an alternative - a generic version - you can compare the price for the brand name on these online services to estimate how much you'll save by switching. Generic drugs comprise the same active ingredient as the trade name drugs and are regulated by the FDA. They are just as efficacious but cost a lot less. Contact your insurance company. You can call their customer service line or check out their website for the prices of various prescription medications. Check with your doctor's office. They may be aware of the cheapest medication that is available to treat your medical condition. Consider the price per tablet. When comparing prescription prices online, you should compare the price per pill. For example, for the medication Lipitor, you'll find that the cost per tablet could be nearly double, depending on which pharmacy you select. Calculate delivery rates. Though you can find low-cost prescription medications on-line, the total cost of the prescription drug can be high. For example, some firms offer "free delivery," whereas others require a flat rate. Comparing drugstore costs can save you a great deal of cash.
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