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17 Jun: Doctor Solve: Pharmacy Spotlight

This month the spotlight is on Doctor Solve, a respected and licensed online pharmacy that’s part of the eDrugSearch.com’s esteemed directory. Reliable and Honest Online Pharmacy If you’re looking for a dependable place to make all of your medication purchases, there’s no better place to do so than Doctor Solve. The Doctor Solve pharmacy stocks a vast selection of over the counter and prescription drugs alike. The online pharmacy has been serving loyal customers since opening in 1999. 200,000+ customers have received efficient and honest service from Doctor Solve since then. Significant Money Savings Money savings are a major benefit of purchasing medications from Doctor Solve. The online pharmacy carries Canadian drugs that are more budget-friendly than those in the United…

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15 Apr: Pharmacy Spotlight: Canada Drugs United

There are many different medical conditions out there, and many medications that people have to take in order to cope with these issues. Unfortunately, prescription medications are often very expensive, so that people sometimes even have to sacrifice their health because they do not have the money to pay for what will make them well or at least alleviate their symptoms. However, there is a solution for people who need medication but cannot afford even generic medication at their local pharmacies. Canada Drugs United is a great online store for anyone who needs Canadian and international meds that are affordable. Whether a person is looking for generic drugs or brand drug, this online store will enable them to have their…

Pharmacy Spotlight: Canadian Pharmacy Meds

10 Mar: Pharmacy Spotlight: Canadian Pharmacy Meds

Canadian Pharmacy Meds is this month’s featured 5-star licensed online pharmacy. Canadian Pharmacy Meds is an online international pharmacy that offers a number of benefits to customers, including great savings, optimal online ordering, secure delivery fulfillment, wonderful customer service, and a exclusive Canadian Pharmacy Meds coupon code, read on to find out more! Canadian Pharmacy Meds Coupon Code Customers can save big on brand name and generic prescriptions. This pharmacy carries a “Lowest Prices Guarantee” seal on its site”, and they mean it. They offer up to ninety percent off the normal retail price of most medications. Additionally, you the reader, in addition to the already impressive savings offered by this pharmacy, can save even more using this exclusive Canadian…

How to Lower Rising Diabetes Costs

25 Feb: How to Lower Rising Diabetes Costs

Approximately 9.3 percent of the U.S. population… Or 29 million Americans, currently have diabetes, and of those, one in four Americans are unaware that they are living with the condition. With so many affected by the disease, the costs of diabetes are becoming an increasing problem. More than 10 percent of healthcare dollars in the country are spent directly on diabetes and its complications, and as of 2012, the total healthcare costs for diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. is an estimated $245 billion, a 45 percent increase since 2007. That figure includes direct costs of $176 billion in emergency and hospital care, diabetes medications, and physician’s visits, and according to the American Diabetes Association, each diabetic in America spends approximately…

Prescription Drug Prices Are Skyrocketing — Here's How to Save

18 Feb: Prescription Drug Prices Are Skyrocketing — Here’s How to Save

[fusion_text]By now, everyone is well aware of sharp increases in medical costs, but this alarming situation is most apparent in the form of high prescription drug prices. According to Truveris, a firm that analyzes prescription drug prices, in 2014, Americans paid nearly 11 percent more than the previous year. It’s no surprise that name-brand medications increased the most by almost 15 percent. Unfortunately, they’re not the sole reason for the price jump. In 2014, people paid five percent more for their generic prescriptions, which is believed to be caused by a lack of competition within the generic drug industry. The FDA recently imposed new quality control initiatives, which according to Truveris CEO Bryan Birch, cut into many generics manufacturers’ already…

Americans Enjoy Increased Access and Savings to Medications Thanks to Online Pharmacies!

11 Feb: Americans Enjoy Increased Access and Savings to Medications

Fewer Americans Skipping Their Meds in 2014 With the high cost of prescription medications, many people have to face the tough choice between filling their supply of prescription medication or paying for essentials of life, like rent and food. Skipping doses of medication can be dangerous, lowering the overall efficacy of the drugs. Recent studies conducted by the Commonwealth Fund have reported the following alarming statistics: In 2012 roughly 50 million Americans, aged 19-64 years of age, skipped filling their scripts due to high cost. The numbers, slightly better in 2014, were still alarmingly high at 35 million people. Several factors are responsible for this increase in prescription obtainment: Obamacare has provided coverage for many, lower unemployment rates have translated…

Memory Function a Reason to Simplify Your Medication Regimen

14 Jan: Memory Function a Reason to Simplify Your Medication Regimen

  Previously, we talked about medication adherence in broad terms. In fact, we discussed how it isn’t simply a case of not remembering to take prescribed medication, that there are many factors that contribute to non-adherence. While this is true, we need to backtrack a little because a person’s memory does play a role in medication adherence. How Your Memory Works We remember information in pieces. As discussed in a recent Forbes article, a young person with a fully functioning working memory (the memory that is used when we are conducting mental tasks, such as problem solving) can remember 3 to 5 pieces of information at a time. As we age, our ability to remember information declines. This means the maximum capacity…

eDrugSearch.com's 14 Most Popular Posts From 2014

09 Jan: eDrugSearch.com’s 14 Most Popular Posts From 2014

  Aren’t you just a little bit curious to see what articles and infographics were the most popular in 2014? Here’s the countdown: 14.) What Everybody Ought to Know About Heartburn Medications – Learn about the upside to taking heartburn medications, downsides and risks, proper diagnosis, and how to find the best price on your medications. 13.) 17 Common Prescription Drugs with Bad Side Effects – Let’s take a look at a few of these prescription drugs with bad side effects, what those side effects are, and what you can do if you experience any of them. 12.) Pay LESS than Your $10 Co-pay for Many Generic Medications! – If your monthly co-pay is $10, then that seems reasonable. But what if you can get your generic medications…

Pharmacy Spotlight – Canadian Pharmacy King

23 Dec: Pharmacy Spotlight – Canadian Pharmacy King

  Each month we will be featuring one of our pharmacies so that you can get to know them better and this month’s spotlight is on Canadian Pharmacy King. Canadian Pharmacy King is a licensed Canadian online pharmacy that is motivated by the belief that every person should be able to access affordable prescription medication, no matter where they live. Canadian Pharmacy King has been serving customers for over 10 years and is certified through Canadian International Pharmacy Association. Benefits of Shopping with Canadian Pharmacy King Canadian Pharmacy King offers their customers a number of benefits. At the top of this list is the guaranteed lowest price on all prescription medications. They also refer to themselves as the King of…

Cholesterol Lowering Medications Side Effects: What You Ought to Know

18 Nov: Cholesterol Lowering Medications Side Effects: What You Ought to Know

Cholesterol medications are taking by millions of people every day with the goal of lowering the level of “bad” cholesterol and increasing the level of “good” cholesterol in the blood. The Mayo Clinic has also indicated that cholesterol lowering medications might decrease the level of triglycerides, which is a type of fat, in the blood. However, these cholesterol medications bring with them potential side effects and everyone who takes them should be aware of these bad side effects. Types of Cholesterol Lowering Medications The Mayo Clinic has broken down the types of cholesterol lowering medication into eight subgroups. These are as follows: Statins, such as Lipitor and Crestor Cholesterol absorption inhibitors, such as Zetia Niacins, such as Niaspan Fibrates, such as Tricor and…

18 Sure-Fire Tips to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

11 Nov: 18 Sure-Fire Tips to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

Empower Yourself to Save Money on Prescription Drugs! It’s no secret that prescription drug costs are out of control in the United States. Since 2000, drug costs have risen by an average of 10 percent every year–more than 3 times the rate of inflation during this period. Today, Americans pay more for their medications than the citizens of any developed country in the world. The unfortunate–and sometimes tragic–results of skyrocketing drug prices include consumers forgoing needed medications because they simply can’t afford them. This is particularly evident in today’s struggling economy. The problem of high drug prices most directly affects the 65 million Americans who don’t have prescription drug insurance. But even those Americans who have insurance are seeing co-pays and…

Generic Prices Are Going Up

05 Aug: Generic Prices Are Going Up . . . Say It Ain’t So!

  Generic medications have long been known to be the cheaper alternative for those people struggling with the cost of medication. Generic medications have come about with the expiration of brand name patents, allowing many drug companies to produce generic medications that are every bit as effective as their brand name counterparts at a fraction of the cost. However, the tides are turning and some generic medications are becoming more and more expensive, making the once affordable alternatives out of reach for some people who simply cannot afford the cost. Cause of Generic Prices Going Up Supply and demand most certainly plays a role in the increase in generic drug prices, with those medications that are in high demand winning…

5 Little Known Ways to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs

24 Jun: 5 Little Known Ways to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs

We know the cost of prescription drugs is increasing. It seems every time we turn around, one medication or another costs more. However, there are ways you can trim the costs and save money on your prescription drugs. Let’s take a look. 1.) Do Not Trust Discounts There are many drug manufacturers that will dole out coupons and discounts for their medications. They will supply doctors with these coupons, who hand them out willingly. While these discounts may seem like a good idea, they may not be as appealing as they appear. These coupons will save you money up front, but you might end up paying higher insurance premiums later on. 2.) Shop Around and Compare Drug Prices Many people…

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28 May: Summer’s Here! Do You Know Which Medicines Cause Sun Sensitivity?

Everyone loves summer, with its warm weather and fun in the sun, but did you know that some medicines don’t mix well with the sun? Yes, there are some medications that can cause you to burn badly or have an allergic reaction when your skin is exposed to the sun. If you are taking medication and like to spend time outdoors, then you should know which medicines that cause sun sensitivity and what you can do to protect yourself. Common Medicines That Cause Sun Sensitivity There are many medications that cause photosensitivity, both prescription and non-prescription. Antibiotics, antidepressants, and Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are just a few. These are commonly prescribed medications or over-the-counter medications that people take every day. This…

New Report: Obamacare Silver Plan May Have Higher Costs Than Traditional Plans

27 May: Obamacare Silver Plan May Have Higher Costs Than Traditional Plans

  According to a new report, the cost of prescription medications may be higher under the Affordable Care Act. Individuals expected to be affected the most will be patients who have the Obamacare Silver Plan and may be required to pay more than twice as much out of pocket for their prescription drugs. Those under the Obamacare Silver Plan and who have high insurance deductibles already need to pay 100 percent of their care costs out-of-pocket until they reach their deductible amount. This amount can be as much as $2,000 in some cases, and the overall expense will surpass that of some traditional health insurance plans offered by employers. The new health insurance set-up under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not completely negative. One…

A Christian-Based Online Health Community is Just Waiting for You

06 May: A New Christian-Based Online Health Community is Just Waiting for You!

The world of health care is vast, sometimes unpredictable, and nearly always unnerving.  There is so much information out there, so much to know, and so many people in whom you have to put your trust and even your very life.  When facing it on your own, it can seem overwhelming.  Fortunately, eDrugSearch.com can help.  Not only do we help you find the medication you need at a lower cost, we also offer the support of an entire community of people just like you. Sharing and Caring We are inspired by others.  It is important that you are able to connect with people who are going through similar situations, people who share the same values that you hold dear.  Our…

Asthma Medication Prices: Cutting the Cost of Your Treatment

30 Apr: Asthma Medication Prices: Cutting the Cost of Your Treatment

Asthma is a very common disease in the United States.  According to a 2013 article in The New York Times, more than 40 million people in the U.S. are affected by asthma.  The same article also talked about the rising costs of asthma medication prices in the U.S.  The medication for asthma comes in both pill form and as an inhaler.  While inhalers are commonly prescribed for the treatment of asthma, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2011 proved that pills can be just as effective as inhalers.  Fortunately, there are ways to reduce your asthma medication prices and at the same time extend your supply, particularly when it comes to the pill form of the medication….

23 Apr: The Hidden Cost of Free Prescription Drug Samples

Regardless of where you are purchasing your prescription drugs, your prescription journey begins in your doctor’s office.  It is not uncommon for your doctor to provide you with free prescription drug samples when he or she is ready to start you on a new medication.  However, while the drug sample may be free, it might cost you more in the long run.  Pharmaceutical companies spend billions every year on distributing free drug samples to doctors across the U.S.  This is a good way to introduce these physicians to a new type of medication and it is also a good way to get patients to purchase these medications right from the start. No Generic Free Samples The free drug samples that doctors…

Brand Name vs Generic Drugs: Which Is Better?

15 Apr: Brand Name vs Generic Drugs: Which Is Better?

Is it worth paying more for the name brand?  That’s a question people are always asking themselves.  Should I buy the name brand toilet paper or is a no-name brand just fine?  There are times when spending more on the name brand means you will receive a higher quality product.  There are also times when it doesn’t matter one way or the other.  After all, a plain white cotton t-shirt is a plain white cotton t-shirt, right?  So where do prescription and over-the-counter medications fall into this brand name vs generic drugs debate?  Fortunately, you will get the same quality in a generic version of a medication as you get with the brand name. Rigorous Testing Prescription and over-the-counter drugs…

What You Should Know When Buying Prescription Drugs Online

01 Apr: What You Should Know When Buying Prescription Drugs Online

  Online shopping has become a regular part of people’s lives.  We purchase clothing, eye wear, books, vehicles, and even vacations online.  So why not purchase prescription drugs online, too?  Buying your prescription drugs online can be good for many reasons.  It can allow you to find better prices, remain anonymous, and give you the convenience of shopping from the comfort of your own home.  However, buying prescription drugs online is not as simple as purchasing a new pair of jeans.  You need to know how to be safe when buying your prescription drugs online. Safety First At eDrugSearch.com we take prescription safety seriously.  If you aren’t taking the right prescription drugs, you could literally be playing with your life. …

Good Rx Prices

05 Feb: The Most Useful Resource For Finding Good Rx Prices Online

The cost of prescription drugs keeps rising, so it’s a challenge for many people to find good rx prices. One popular solution to this problem is to search online for the drugs you need. Prescription drug prices are considerably lower online than in brick and mortar pharmacies.However, there are certain risks involved in shopping for prescription drugs online. Not every website or company is trustworthy. How do you sort out the legitimate sources from the dishonest ones? Fortunately, there is a free website that is dedicated to helping consumers find the best sources of online prescription drugs. That site is eDrugSearch.com. The Pros and Cons of Purchasing Prescription Drugs Online Many essential prescription medications are extremely expensive. Unless you have…

How to Buy Medication in Canada

11 Sep: How to Buy Medication in Canada – Helpful Tips You Ought to Know

If you’re interested in learning how to buy medication in Canada, there are several things that you should keep in mind. The prescriptions are often much more affordable than products that are found in the United States, and items are shipped in original containers that are sealed for your protection. Additionally, the medication includes the name of the manufacturing pharmaceutical company and the expiration date. Most pharmacies in Canada even have medications for your pets and popular drugs that do not require any prescription. The savings that you receive can be quite impressive for each kind of product. How to Buy Medication in Canada and Save Money The first step is to understand that the most reliable Canadian pharmacies insist…

Northwest Pharmacy Reviews

05 Sep: This Online Drugstore Delivers in More Ways Than One

Northwest Pharmacy is Canada’s premiere online drugstore. At Northwest Pharmacy, you will find a wide range of prescription and non-prescription pharmaceuticals. And if you don’t find the drug you need here, Northwest’s pharmacists might still be able to acquire it for you if you get in touch with them. The Process Shopping at Northwest Pharmacy is a simple, streamlined process: First, search for your order. Once you find that item, add it to your cart. Finally, click the button with the phrase “Place Order” on it. Refilling your medication is just as easy; all you have to do is call 1-877-244-0431. Be aware, however, that you cannot order prescription medication from this pharmacy without a prescription from your doctor. Prescriptions…

Unaffordable Prescription Drugs

14 Aug: What You Can Do About Unaffordable Prescription Drugs

According to IMS Health, a leading healthcare information and technology company, Americans spent $325.7 billion on prescription medications in 2012. Compare that to the amount they spent in 1990: about $40.3 billion. For sure, medications now represent a significant percentage of many people’s budgets. For some people who need medication, however, the costs of those drugs are simply too onerous to buy. Dangerous Ways of Reducing Drug Costs A recent “Consumer Reports” study detailed a phenomenon that probably seems obvious: When people can’t afford medications, they try to find ways to cut those costs. However, much of the time, those cost-cutting practices are dangerous. For example, they might: skip necessary doses of medication put off going to the doctor postpone…

15 Jul: How To Get Free Advair Or An Advair Coupon

Asthma is Expensive to Treat Asthma is a scary condition for anyone to have as an asthma attack can happen at any time and blocks the airways preventing proper breathing. When it’s your child that has asthma you want to have the highest quality treatment on hand at all times. Your child’s safety is the highest priority. However, treating asthma can be quite expensive. Get Advair.com to Help You That’s where Advair comes in. Advair Diskus is a high quality asthma medication combining two effective drugs into one inhaler. Salmeterol dilates the lung’s bronchial tubes for long periods of time while the corticosteroid Flovent suppresses your child’s overactive immune response that is responsible for triggering an asthma attack. See Advair.com…

How to Order Drugs From Canada

28 May: How to Order Drugs From Canada

Canadian online pharmacies are quickly becoming the number one method for ordering prescription medications. Clients prefer to order these items online for two reasons: convenience and savings. Customers no longer have to stand in line at retail locations to place their orders nor do they have to wait as long as an hour to receive their prescriptions. With Canadian online ordering, a client can purchase a several month supply and have it shipped to his or her residence. Additionally, many online pharmacies offer discounts and generic alternatives to brand name medications. Anyone can elect to place an order with a licensed Canadian pharmacy and enjoy the benefits of such. How to Order Drugs from Canada The first step in the…

Tips on How to Get Prescription Medication Without Health Insurance

09 May: Tips on How to Get Prescription Medication Without Health Insurance

Prescription medication is vital for the health of many people, but without health insurance, many prescriptions can be unaffordable. As a result, consumers are commonly forced to go without the medicines they need. If you’re wondering how to get prescription medication without health insurance, below is a look at ways to get prescription drugs for lower prices. Speak with a Doctor If you’re taking a newer medication, your doctor may be able to give you samples or even a discount card that lets you get an entire month’s supply for free. If you explain your inability to afford the medication you need, many doctors will do what they can to help you get the drugs you need at a price…

How to Determine Patient Safety with Online Pharmacies

29 Apr: How to Determine Patient Safety with Online Pharmacies

  The Internet has made getting prescriptions filled online a real bonus, but only if done correctly. Not all websites that offer medication follow standards set forward by the authorities in the industry like eDrugSearch.com. Ordering on the web is a practical approach to getting critical drugs, but leave many asking how to determine patient safety with online pharmacies. By following key steps, the Internet is a secure way to get the meds you need conveniently and at the best price. Prescription Requirements The first thing to do is check to ensure the site requires a prescription. Allowing users to order controlled substances without a proper prescription is a surefire way to spot a problem site. Most medications require a…

How to Get Free Prescription Drugs or Low-Cost Prescription Medication

21 Mar: How to Get Free Prescription Drugs or Low-Cost Prescription Medication

Prescription medication bills can be crushing, especially without good insurance coverage. However, there is a best kept secret on how to get free or low-cost prescription medication. Believe it or not, it can be done. With a little savvy and research, you can actually prescriptions that cost you little or nothing. With a strained economy, everyone is watching their budgets today. Whether you have first rate insurance, or no insurance at all, take advantage of the opportunities that are there for the taking when it comes to getting free or low-cost prescription drugs. The first thing you need to realize is that it may take you some time to have access to savings. However, you have nothing to lose as you…

18 Mar: How to Save Money on Prescription Medications

With the cost of health care rising, knowing how to save money on prescription medications is important if you want to lower your health care bill. It is even more important if you find yourself without health insurance, as medication costs can take a large chunk out of your income. You want to be able to afford your medications without compromising safety or your standard of care. There are three principal ways to save. It is possible to save money on brand name drugs, on generic drugs, and to use special programs to get discounts. Two simple ways to save money on brand name drugs: Check prices online at Canadian pharmacies: Buying medications from other countries makes it easy to…

prescription discounts

12 Mar: How Patients Can Get Prescription Discounts Right Now Without Insurance

Medications are often cheap for people with insurance, but the average cost of prescription drugs without insurance can be expensive. Fortunately, it’s still possible to still get prescription discounts in this situation. For example, assistance plans are available through certain pharmaceutical companies to cover part of the price of their prescription drugs. In addition, some retailers offer savings programs that let users buy generic drugs at discount prices far below the cost of name-brand versions. But there is one “tried and true” way of getting prescription discounts right now if you don’t have insurance and you want to save right now. Keep reading — we save the best for last! Standard Pill Costs Unfortunately, it’s difficult for consumers to calculate costs of…

11 Mar: How to Compare Drug Prices Online

With the high price for prescription drugs, finding affordable medication is usually difficult. This is often the case even if you have drug coverage with your health insurance plan. One of the ways to save money on your prescription drugs is to do price comparison shopping online. This may be done easily and quickly by comparing prescription drug prices online. If you know how to compare drug prices online from several pharmacies, you are better able to save anything from 40-85% off your drug prices. A safe, reliable and cost-effective website to help you compare drug prices online is www.eDrugSearch.com. Guidelines for Using Internet Search Sites for Drug Prices If you are shopping for inexpensive medications and you want to…

Medi-Share, Christian Healthcare and Medical Bill Sharing

05 Mar: Pros and Cons of Buying Prescription Drugs from Canada

What are the pros and cons of buying prescription drugs from Canada? Price The biggest advantage to purchasing prescription drugs from Canada is the price. Most pharmaceuticals are substantially lower in price, creating savings of up to 80% lower than the American price. Canada governs prescription drug prices so that ensures that Canadian drugs are among the cheapest available. Why pay twice as much for the same product? Customer Service Because it is Canada, you can be assured you will still receive awesome customer service from our north-of-the-border friends. Just like in the United States, every legitimate Canadian pharmacy is going to require a dated and signed prescription from the prescribing physician. The pharmacy is also going to require an…

04 Feb: How to Safely Buy Levemir Online

Diabetes is a critical health condition that affects millions of people. The disease is caused from a lack of insulin that controls blood sugar levels in the body, or it can also be caused from the cells not responding properly to the production of insulin. People with Type 2 diabetes are not known to experience significant symptoms. However, there are common symptoms of Type 1 diabetes that might consist of excessive thirst, fatigue, nausea, and itching skin. Once diagnosed, it is essential for people to get the right diabetes treatment in order to minimize long-term complications of uncontrolled diabetes. Diabetes Medications Without the best medical treatment, a person’s quality of life is decreased. Fortunately, there are effective treatments that can…

07 Jun: Prescription Weight Loss Options

Summer is here, and the ability to hide underneath layers of cloths is gone. The time of year where virtually everyone is trying to shed some pounds has arrived. The only way to loose those unwanted pounds is to diet and exercise. Period. However, there are some prescription weight loss options out there that may help you reach a healthy weight more quickly. If you talk with your doctor and he or she deems it necessary to prescribe you a weight loss drug, it will more than likely be sibutramine or orlistat. Lets take a quick look at both drugs to give you an idea of how they work and what to expect. Sibutramine is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, under brand…

20 Nov: 50 ways to save money for the cash-strapped consumer

I came across this excellent post on Thomas Hawk’s blog. If you’re pinching pennies these days, you must read it. Here are a few of Tom’s 50 tips: Unplug appliances part of the time when not in use. Also unscrew lightbulbs in some places instead of just turning the light off. This especially will help with young children who are not always so good at turning lights off when they are done. Try to find free things to do. Watch a kids baseball game (this also reduces stress, watching them play). Go hear a free lecture at a bookstore by an author. Feed the ducks with old bread at the lake. Have a picnic. Play chess or other board games…

11 Sep: Associated Press offers six ways to save on prescription drugs

The Associated Press on Wednesday joined in on the recent flurry of media stories offering tips for saving on prescription drugs. The AP’s tips: Use generic medications. Find a lower-cost option, such as an over-the-counter alternative. Shop around. Order by mail. Research state discount programs. Beware of freebies and commercial discount programs. Read the full story here.

04 Sep: Comparison shopping for prescription drugs saves big bucks

From CNBC: “A national price study conducted by Consumer Reports and led by Tod Marks showed just how widely prices can vary on the same drugs in pharmacies throughout the country. The survey found that the prices of four particular prescription drugs can vary by as much as $340, and up to $100 even within individual chains of stores! Of all the drug-store chains, Costco proved to be the cheapest, Marks said.” That’s a huge variation in pricing. It reflects the fact that U.S.consumers are not accustomed to comparison shopping for prescription drugs — and drugstores certainly don’t make it easy to do so. Believe me, if consumers routinely shopped around when buying drugs, you’d see a leveling of pricing…

03 Sep: 10 tips for saving money on prescription drugs

eDrugSearch.com will soon be releasing our first e-book, 99 Ways to Save Money on Prescription Drugs. To whet your appetite, here are 10 ways to save, courtesy of the Cleveland Plain Dealer (who interviewed Dr. Edward Jardini and Steven Findlay, managing editor of Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs, for their story): 1. Start with a heart-to-heart with your doctor Tell him or her, honestly, how much you can afford to spend on medication … In the end, you may find you just don’t need some of the drugs you’re taking. 2. Ask about generics. These are usually much, much cheaper than brand-name drugs, says Steven Findlay … The cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor, he says, is a good example. It costs $95…

05 Aug: Dr. Jardini’s tips for saving money on prescription drugs

Dr. Edward Jardini has written a valuable book called How to Save on Prescription Drugs, which offers consumers recommendations for reducing their drug expenditures. The Consumerist blog summarizes the tips as follows: ELIMINATE NONESSENTIAL PRESCRIPTIONS 1. Eliminate medicines that are no longer needed 2. Eliminate medicines that no longer work 3. Eliminate medicines that have never worked 4. Eliminate medicines that were never needed THINK OUTSIDE THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BOTTLE 5. Treat with lifestyle changes 6. Use nondrug treatments 7. Prevent disease naturally STEER CLEAR OF OVERPRICED REDUNDANT DRUGS 8. Don’t “Ask Your Doctor” (for Advertised Drugs) 9. Insist on generic drugs 10. Insist on cheaper medicines with the same class 11. Insist on a cheaper class from the same…