Stretch Your Dollar: How you can save on your prescriptions

Stretch Your Dollar

Many of you have resolved to be healthy and save money in the new year and the experts say there’s a way to do both at once.

We are stretching your dollar with how you can save on your prescriptions.

For many families, prescriptions are a daily necessity. It may not seem like you have much control over the cost either but family medicine physician Dr. Mike Varshavski says that’s not the case.

“Don’t be like he 20% of Americans who say they have not filled a prescription or skipped a dose because the prices were too high,” said Varshavski.

Instead, he recommends comparing prices in the new year. Give yourself the opportunity to shop around and save money.

“You can visit a website or download an app like blink health where you can purchase the medication you need directly from them, even have it delivered to your house, free of charge,” said Varshavski. 

Another important step to take is don’t be afraid to talk to your pharmacist.

“Pharmacists have to tell you, especially if there’s a generic,” said Varshavski. 

You may even find sometimes it’s more expensive if you go through your insurance. so remember to ask “is this is the lowest possible price on my medication?”

That step alone could save you a boatload of money.

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