Nobody likes getting a surprise bill, especially when it’s for something we need to stay healthy. Trying to save money on prescriptions? It doesn’t hurt to ask your pharmacist for help!
Right now, budgets are tight for lots of people. As the pandemic continues to affect us, more and more people are going to be out of work, despite efforts to reopen our economy. It’s an impossible choice—no one wants to choose between going without and risking getting sick with a potentially deadly virus.
At Marco Drugs & Compounding, we want to help our community get through this thing. If you are looking for ways to save money on prescriptions while we ride out this unprecedented moment in history, ask us these four questions the next time you visit us.
Is There a Generic Available?
In some industries, it is worth the money to buy a name brand over a generic version of the same product. In the pharmaceutical industry, however, opting for the generic version of a drug can save you lots of money without much of a loss in quality.
If you are currently taking a brand name medication, switching to the generic version is a great way to cut your costs. Speak to your doctor and pharmacist about whether switching is the right thing to do for your situation.
Is There a Manufacturer Discount?
If you need to stick with your brand name medication but your budget is tight, you can try getting in touch with the manufacturer. Some manufacturers of medications offer at discounted prices for those in need. In some cases, you could even qualify for a free limited supply.
In the end, it doesn’t hurt to ask. Check with us to see if the manufacturer of your medication has any offers available.
Is Assistance Available?
Some manufacturers do not offer assistance, which is unfortunate, but it is not the end of the world. Luckily, there are many nonprofit organizations that help people get the medications they need to survive.
The next time you are in our pharmacy, talk to us about the non-profits we recommend to help you save money on prescriptions.
What Is the Cash Price of My Medication?
Believe it or not, insurance is not always the best way to pay for your prescriptions. The truth is, you could be paying more for your co-pay or coinsurance than you would if you paid for your medication out-of-pocket.
If you want to save money right now, ask us about the cash price of your medications. We will help you figure out whether you should use your insurance.
Talk to Us Today for More Ways to Save Money on Prescriptions
At Marco Drugs & Compounding, we truly believe that we are all in this together. If you are having trouble affording your medications, please don’t hesitate to speak to us about how we can help. Contact us today.