Educational Consumer Tips

Prescription Discount Cards

Author: Better Business Bureau
Category: Health

If you are considering using a discount prescription or pharmacy card, be aware that the card is not insurance. Consumers should compare prices of medications before using the discount cards. Although the savings may be real with the discount card, they may be based on prices other than the ones offered by local pharmacies. Comparing prices allows the consumer to get the best price for the medication. And if you're really struggling to pay for your medications, talk to your pharmacist about patient assistance programs that could provide even greater discounts.