Prescription Drug Cards Not A Good Weapon In War On Med Prices

5:22 PM, Jul 16, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- You want to stay healthy, but you don't want to pay an arm and a leg for your medicines. 2 Wants To Know has talked about generics, but another option many people think about are prescription discount cards. Consumer Reports says they're not always a great deal.

Their secret shoppers checked called pharmacies around the country. They asked for the discount-card prices of certain drugs using cards from AAA, AARP, Medco, NeedyMeds and RXAssist.

But they ran into a little trouble. None of the pharmacies quoted discount-card prices over the phone. And some said they'd need to come in with the card. The card's customer service departments gave prices. But those prices were subject to change at the pharmacy.

In the end, Consumer Reports said store savings programs might be an easier option to consider.     



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