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So, is there a website to compare prescription drug prices?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 08, 2022 11:58AM
I am looking for a website that compares Rx drug prices. I want the cash price without insurance or some fake discount card. The Rx provider can be a corner drug store, mail order, etc. I’m not interested in calling a dozen providers to ask each what they charge.



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Re: So, is there a website to compare prescription drug prices?
Posted by: Ammo
Date: June 08, 2022 12:03PM
Don’t know, but purchasing drugs thru free apps like GoodRX have saved me considerable amounts of money on some prescriptions vs going thru my Medicare supplemental drug plan.



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Re: So, is there a website to compare prescription drug prices?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 08, 2022 12:04PM
GoodRx will give you the actual price you will pay at drugstores near you. I always check them as sometimes they beat my insurance by a longshot, other times it is the opposite. But the price they give on their website or app is accurate and will be what you pay if you use them.



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Re: So, is there a website to compare prescription drug prices?
Posted by: TL
Date: June 08, 2022 12:14PM
If you want cash price without a discount card across multiple pharmacies, you won’t find a central database. There just isn’t one. A few pharmacies do provide on their own websites their cash prices, Costco being the most notable. The only databases with multiple pharmacies that exist are for use with discount cards (goodrx, etc).
Even the cash price (no discount card of any kind) isn’t really a thing for all drugs. Kroger and Walmart for example will run “cash” claims through their discount card if it can. If you have multiple drugs, it’s much much better to pick a pharmacy and stay there even if the prices may not be lowest for each drug. By using one pharmacy, you are optimizing health outcomes by generally preventing interactions and other issues that could be hidden in or exacerbated by pharmacy shopping.

That said, typically grocery-based pharmacies will be lowest cash cost, and chain pharmacies highest. Independents can wildly vary. Mail order (your express scripts and the like) may be available without insurance, but may be limited on drugs available, and probably are using a discount card though you may not see it.
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Re: So, is there a website to compare prescription drug prices?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 08, 2022 12:43PM
GoodRx app downloaded and checked. I like that it gives the price I will pay. I just got two new Rx’s (prostate; getting old is no fun but it does beat the alternative). It didn’t save me any on the two new drugs but does list a coupon for an old drug I take that is less than what my copayment is using my Medicare Rx plan! That’s a win.

Thanks, all!



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Re: So, is there a website to compare prescription drug prices?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 08, 2022 12:48PM
....will ask my drug dealer.....and revert back to you....but the commercials say GoodRx....



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Re: So, is there a website to compare prescription drug prices?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: June 08, 2022 04:08PM
Goodrx is quite good



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Re: So, is there a website to compare prescription drug prices?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: June 08, 2022 05:49PM
If it's an app, it is collecting large swaths of data on you. Especially if it's a medical related app.



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Re: So, is there a website to compare prescription drug prices?
Posted by: pipiens
Date: June 08, 2022 07:04PM
Mark Cuban's place beats them all for generic drugs.

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Re: So, is there a website to compare prescription drug prices?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 08, 2022 08:02PM
Looks interesting but my most costly drug, a generic, is not carried.

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Mark Cuban's place beats them all for generic drugs.

[costplusdrugs.com]



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Re: So, is there a website to compare prescription drug prices?
Posted by: pipiens
Date: June 09, 2022 12:10AM
Keep checking. They are adding new drug frequently.

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Looks interesting but my most costly drug, a generic, is not carried.

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Mark Cuban's place beats them all for generic drugs.

[costplusdrugs.com]
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Re: So, is there a website to compare prescription drug prices?
Posted by: apocketfulofwry
Date: June 09, 2022 01:30AM
If you have Prime, Amazon will compare prices from their pharmacy, and [they say] 60,000+ others.
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Re: So, is there a website to compare prescription drug prices?
Posted by: TL
Date: June 09, 2022 02:54AM
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If you have Prime, Amazon will compare prices from their pharmacy, and [they say] 60,000+ others.
Prime pricing/discount is via InsideRx. It’s still a discount card, just not super obvious.
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