This blog I thought mention some very important information regarding generic drugs.
Most people do not realize that the same generic drug is not the same price at every pharmacy. Why? Every pharmacy negotiates its own prices with the supplier; so what may cost $5 at one pharmacy, may be $30 at another.
Prices can even differ greatly between different dosages of the same drug at the same pharmacy. It is not unheard of for the doctor to cut your dosage in half, yet your bill is now double! Why? Because pharmacies can get a better price on a more popular dosage since it is a volume discount.
If your insurance offers free generic drugs, especially if you are on Medicare, you don’t have to worry about it, right? Wrong! A pharmacy may charge a cash customer $5 for a specific drug, while it charges and insurance company $50. For your “free” medication, you just got marched toward the “donut hole
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