Medications Are Expensive!

As many of you likely already know prescription drugs can be quite expensive. If you are lucky enough to have them covered under your employment benefits or extended medical then disregard the rest of this post; however more likely than not a portion or the entirety of the cost is paid out of pocket.

Some strategies to save money on prescriptions can be to request generic drugs as opposed to their brand name counterpart (i.e. Omeprazole as opposed to Prilosec). The generic versions are often cheaper however if the drug is relatively new this is typically not an option. Secondly, it is possible to reduce the cost through minimizing dispensing fees through the purchase of larger quantities of a drug or by simply filling prescriptions at a pharmacy with lower dispensing fees. Finally, some pharmaceutical companies and non-profit organizations offer financial support to those struggling to afford medication. Any other suggestions?

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