Have you ever called and checked for different prices at different pharmacies?
I never have but now I think I should have because I was mighty surprised.
I ALWAYS just went to whatever pharmacy was closest or most convenient or where I might be picking up something else. Well - I need 2 prescriptions filled so I decided to make some calls.
Here is what I found:
Rite Aid -
Prescription #1 $21.99
Prescription #2 $188.99
Prescription #1 $7.29
Prescription #2 $198.29
Prescription #1 $15.19Prescription #2 $175.99
Prescription #1 $5.95Prescription #2 $149.95
Prescription #1 $5.72Prescription #2 $152.40
I was quite surprised - I say that because I normally have prescriptions filled at Kroger or Walgreens....now I will be leaning toward Publix or Walmart and when it is a prescription that I am not on my death bed for I will probably call and check the pricing.
I also found out that:
Publix provides some different antibiotics for FREE. Yes - I said free so if you are getting an antibiotic you might want to check their list.
Walmart has lots of different prescriptions for $4.00. And they have a prescription finder online where you can look up some meds and their costs.
Kroger also has some $4.00 prescriptions and a look up for those.....but you can also get your pet meds from Kroger Pharmacy as well.
I guess that this whole blog comes down to - Take your prescriptions into your own hands....If you are paying out of pocket and aren't knocking on death's door - take a minute and call the pharmacies to see exactly how much you will be paying.