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Worth Looking At - Significant Discount Pricing On Prescription Medications
Jo C.
Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2022 1:29 PM
Joined: 12/9/2011
Posts: 13593


Off comes my Peer Volunteer hat.  

While I am NOT personally recommending this, I wanted to share a bit of interesting  news you may want to take a look at as I know from so many Postings written by Members that prescription costs have been a significant problem for many.

Billionaire Mark Cuban has been a critic of the extreme profit driven markup for prescription medications.  He has started a discount pharmacy and the discounted savings appear to be huge.  He states that pricing is set at the actual cost of each medication plus 15%.

It was was stunning for me to see pricing differences when doing average price comparisons that have been included on the actual prescription website for the meds they carry.

NOTE:  Though all seems to be valid, I suggest before venturing to use this pharmacy that you to first speak to your physician and perhaps even with your pharmacist.  

Here is the news blurb link:

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/billionaire-mark-cubans-discounted-pharmacy-212053859.html

Here is the link directly to the pharmacy:

https://costplusdrugs.com/

Scroll down to, "view all conditions" and click on "dementia" for review of pricing for dementia meds that the carry.

J.

 

 


Emily 123
Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2022 5:58 PM
Joined: 11/5/2020
Posts: 209


Thanks Jo--this was interesting.  Anyone tried this?
Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Friday, January 28, 2022 8:52 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4460


That sound great!
kenneth08
Posted: Friday, January 20, 2023 12:11 PM
Joined: 6/23/2022
Posts: 6


Thanks for sharing. Personally, I buy medicine on  https://www.canadapharmacy.com/  . And it will be really interesting for me to find out the difference in price and compare these two services. So thank you again
Ed1937
Posted: Friday, January 20, 2023 8:13 PM
Joined: 4/2/2018
Posts: 7010


Thank you Jo. I had forgotten about that site. They sure have a lot more medications now than they did not long ago.
Ed1937
Posted: Friday, January 20, 2023 10:17 PM
Joined: 4/2/2018
Posts: 7010


Jo, I just looked on the site for glucose test strips. I can save about $17.00 on an order of 100 test strips vs. what I would pay at CVS even with a 20% discount. Exactly the same product.
JJ401
Posted: Friday, January 20, 2023 10:20 PM
Joined: 6/19/2018
Posts: 356


DH just received his first prescription from that site.  Memantine 10mg — 90 day supply — $17.

The cost at all local pharmacies would have been around $250 as his prescription plan has tiered drugs and rates this one as tier 3. Tier 3 has a deductible that has to be met each year. Even after meeting the deductible his cost would be over $100. So this is a huge savings.

When I mentioned Cost Plus Drugs to the neurologist, he said he’d never had anyone use it, but if I got him the information on how to send the script he’d gladly do it. And to be sure to let him know what I thought as if it were a good deal he’d recommend it to other patients. (I love this guy.)

The site has clear directions. It’s a little more work to set up your account than dropping off the prescription at your local pharmacy, but it was so worth it.


GwendolynD
Posted: Friday, January 20, 2023 11:44 PM
Joined: 10/26/2022
Posts: 16


Thank you for sharing this out, some of the discounts on the drug costs are amazing!
Joydean
Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2023 10:22 PM
Joined: 10/10/2021
Posts: 1142


JJ did that price of $17., did that include the shipping? Thank you.
 
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