We are excited to bring you a budget saving guest post from Brad Bangerter, CEO of LowestMed!
What if you had to actually to go to the airport and stand in line at each airline counter to get the prices for an upcoming trip? Of course not. It’s so easy just to get online and look up the prices of various airlines. Until now, in the world of prescription drugs, to get a price for your medication at various pharmacies, you had to physically go there and submit your prescription. Not anymore, thanks to a free app from LowestMed.
Budgeting for prescription drug costs can be difficult and frustrating. No one should ever pay retail prices; yet pharmacies can’t tell you what your insurance card or discount card price is until they fill the prescription. So how can you budget for medications and make sure you’re getting a good price?
Most consumers don’t even realize that prices vary from one pharmacy to another. But prices do vary and sometimes significantly.
For example, you might pay $43.88 for Azithromycin, a popular antibiotic, at one pharmacy or as much as $100.69 at another pharmacy for the very same drug. And this is if you use a pharmacy discount card. Retail prices are much more.
Finding alternatives to name brand drugs can also help save money. For example, you can pay $100.22 or more per month for Zocor, a cholesterol lowering medication or $4.00 per month for a generic equivalent, Lovastatin. Savings like these are abundant to savvy shoppers who can now use a convenient app to find the prices of prescription drugs before going to the pharmacy.
LowestMed has now made it simple to budget for and save on prescription drug purchases. With the new app and website, consumers can compare prices of the most commonly prescribed drugs and use an electronic discount card on a mobile device to get instant discounts. Just like shopping for travel deals, LowestMed makes it easy for you to shop, compare and save. Simply download the LowestMed app from the Apple App Store or Android Marketplace and begin saving each time you need a prescription drug.
How do you save on your prescription costs? Leave us a comment and let us know!