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Cut Your Prescription Costs
Just because prescription costs are rising doesn’t mean you have to overspend
on medications. Here are five simple ways to save:
1.
Talk to your doctor
– Take small steps toward a healthier lifestyle, such as
changing your diet and exercise habits. Then ask your doctor if you can
stop taking any medications.
2.
Ask for generics
– They have the same active ingredients as brand-name
medications but are often less expensive.
3.
Order by mail
– Save by buying a 90-day supply of a medication you take
regularly.
4.
Shop around
– Although it is best to use one pharmacy for your
prescriptions, shop around to find one that offers certain medications for
around $4.
5.
Go online – www.needymeds.org
is a great resource for free and
discounted medications through patient assistance programs.
Remember, using one pharmacy will help to maintain consistent prescription
records. It’s also the best way to avoid possible drug interactions.
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