Money Saving Tips

Like most Americans, you probably feel the financial pinch of rising healthcare costs.  The cost of prescription medications continue to rise.  You may feel like there is nothing you can do or that you have to choose between your drugs and your food or savings.  However, there is hope.  Being a smarter purchaser of medications can pay off big.  You can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year by being smarter about what you are purchasing and asking the right questions.  You should never stop taking or change your medications without first talking with your doctor.

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The Truth About Generics
Generic medications represent one of the few "deals" remaining in healthcare. Generic drugs are just as safe and effective as brand name drugs. Click here to read more about generic medications.

Tips on How to Save Money on Drugs
Becoming a smarter purchaser of medications can help you save hundreds to thousands of dollars per year. Click here to read more tips on how to save money on prescription drugs.

What is a Generic Alternative?
It is important to always ask your doctor or pharmacist if a generic medication is available. However, not all medications are available in generics. If your medication is not available as a generic, you may be able to take a generic alternative. Click here to read more about generic alternatives.

Do Free Samples Reduce My Costs?
Although we all like getting something for nothing, free samples are typically not "free". Studies show that you will end up paying for samples in the long run. It is typically better to ask your doctor if the medication is available in a low-cost generic and not for samples. Click here to read more about drug samples.

Soon to Be Generics
Will your medication be available as a generic in 2011 or 2012? Some will! Click here to read more about soon to be generics.

What is Pill Splitting?
Pill splitting can significantly reduce your medical costs; however, not all drugs can be split. Click here to learn more about pill splitting.

What are Specialty Drugs?
Did you know that there are drugs that cost as much as $1 million/year to use? Specialty drugs are becoming more common and are greatly increasing healthcare costs. Click here to read more about specialty drugs.

What does it really cost?
The total cost of a medication is not your copayment. Often times the real cost is much higher. Click here to read about the real cost of healthcare.