Paying too much for prescription medicine? Follow these tips and pay less
Prescription medicine is one of those things you just can’t do without. When it comes to saving money, you can cut corners in other parts of your budget, but not your prescriptions. You need them for your health. If your medicine has gotten too expensive for you, here’s where you can get the medicine you need for the lowest possible prices.
Save on Generic Medicine
When trying to save money on prescriptions, one of the best and most convenient places to start is your local discount stores. Here are some of the savings you can find.
Wal-Mart — At Wal-Mart, you can get a 30-day supply of generic medicine for $4. You can also get a 90-day supply for $10.
Kmart — Kmart gives you a 3-month supply of generic medicine for $15.
Target — Target gives you the same deal Wal-Mart does. For $4, you can get a 30-day supply. For $10, you get a 90-day supply.
Publix — This popular grocery store chain gives you 14-days of antibiotics free. This offer applies to prescriptions for Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, Cephalexin, Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim, Ciprofloxacin, Penicillin VK, Doxycycline Hyclate, Erythromycin Stearate and Ethylsuccinate.
Save on Name-Brand Prescriptions
For those of you who don’t want to take generic prescriptions or for those times when generics won’t do, get help from these one of these pharmaceutical companies and their patient assistant program.
Eli Lilly — This company helps people with low incomes afford their medicine. Seniors with an income less than $18,000 or couples with an income less than $24,000 are eligible for the ‘Lilly Answers’. With this card, you can get prescriptions for as low as $12.00 per month. Apply by calling 1-877-RX-LILLY.
GlaxoSmithKline — This company has an ‘Orange Card’ for elderly people that gives them 25% off their prescriptions. To qualify, you must be 65 or older and have an income less than $25,000 for singles and $35,000 for couples.
The Medicine Program — This program is for families who live below the national poverty level or for families with an income lower than $60,000 and no health insurance. Call 573-996-7300 to apply.
Buying prescription medicine is expensive but by taking advantage of discounts from your local discount stores and applying to pharmaceutical programs, you can cut you costs a great deal. Consider making these changes and start saving to get the prescription medicine you need.