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Buyer Beware! | June 16, 2022

It’s amazing — and scary — how wildly drug prices can vary between pharmacies, especially when you don’t have insurance.

Here are some comparisons:

Take 100 pills of 100 mg. of Lamictal (lamotrigine) for example:

In Canada, the retail price for 56 tablets can vary from $168.14 to $297.12! http://www.pharmacychecker.com/brand/price-comparison/lamictal/100+mg/

Through drugs.com, retail prices are between $23.63 and $143.51 https://www.drugs.com/price-guide/lamotrigine

However, there is hope.

Like: Prescription Hope which offers over 1,500 brand name medications as prescribed by your doctor. There’s a $15 per prescription per month service fee. And a yearly enrollment fee of only $15 — no other medication cost and no hidden costs. https://prescriptionhope.com

GoodRx, can save you up to 70% (mostly on generics) with a free drug/prescription discount card, which can be used at CVS Pharmacy, Target, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, Kroger and 60,000 other participating pharmacies nationwide.

No insurance is needed. There’s only one hitch, prices may vary by zip code. So check pharmacies around your area for the best deal. http://www.goodrx.com/

And these programs have been featured in U.S. News & World Report, Prevention Magazine, Forbes Magazine, ABC, NBC and Fox News!

So, what do you have to lose, except savings!

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5 Comments »

  1. Reblogged this on Disablities & Mental Health Issues.

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    Comment by Kenneth — June 16, 2022 @ 11:11 AM

  2. Hello,

    First of all, I would like to thank you for all the work you do to inform people affected by this disease. It is much appreciated.

    Also regarding today’s article (Buyer Beware!) on the cost of medications, are there any sites that are accessible and functional from Canada. It seems that the majority does not work. I found one that works but it doesn’t accept credit cards so I wonder if it’s safe. Have you experimented with certain websites?

    Thanks again!

    Daniel Lapierre

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    Comment by dlapierre7@videotron.ca — June 16, 2022 @ 12:15 PM

  3. Hi, It just so happens I received my first order from a Canadian pharmacy last week. They seemed just a tiny bit disorganized but customer service responded very quickly to my email. You need a prescription and they do take credit cards. https://www.universaldrugstore.com/
    Shipping is slow (2 weeks) and there is no package tracking. I was very satisfied with their service though and thankful to have this pharmacy fill my prescription. Our FDA here in the USA (not a fan) bans this prescription although millions of people around the world take it safely. Hope this helps.

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    Comment by Gayle — June 16, 2022 @ 4:22 PM


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