(WSPA) – The AARP says the cost of prescription drugs has doubled in the last seven years. But there are some useful tools that can help you compare, saving both time and money. There are a few apps that will find the prices for you and show you which pharmacies are offering discounts.
“Now we should note, the apps are not always accurate. Your price depends on your health coverage. You should always check with your provider to see if there are cheaper alternatives.
Also, the apps don’t necessarily match up when it comes to prices. So looking at both can give you a more accurate understanding of the very lowest price.
Other potential cost savers include:
– 90 day prescriptions
– and mail order pharmacies
Also, don’t forget the independent pharmacies which may offer cheaper prices if you ask.
Chain prices come from corporate offices, where our prices are done locally, we can work with our customers,” said Jessica Vanoverstraeten with Ford’s Healthwise Pharmacy.