Don't overpay for medications: Compare costs with click of a mouse

Are you worried that you're paying too much for your prescriptions?

Lynne Adkins
May 26, 2018 - 9:45 pm
Medication Costs
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Are you worried that you're paying too much for your prescriptions? There's a way to find out and it's as easy as the click of a mouse.

Does your pharmacy charge you more for your medications than the drug store across the street? Find out at Pennsylvania's Prescription Price Finder. Teresa Osborne, Secretary of the Department of Aging says it's on the department's website and easy to use.

"The individual can search by zip code, city, drug name, drug strength, drug form, quantity and pharmacy information that can be used to let them know what other pharmacies in their area are charging so they can comparison shop," Osborne said. "Clearly for cash paying customers this is an incredibly valuable tool, but even individuals who have prescription insurance coverage, the comparison tool that's available at the prescription price finder is useful to look at what co-insurance is costing them on a percentage of that total cash price.

She says the medication costs can vary quite a bit and fluctuate day to day, and knowing the price can save you a bundle in out of pocket costs.