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6 Ways to Save on Prescription Medication Costs

September 16, 2016

When I picked up my antihistamine prescription from my local pharmacy last month, I was shocked by the price: $50. In all the years I’ve used the drug — a tiny bottle of eye drops — my co-pay had never been more than $10, so I asked the pharmacist to double-check the amount.

After several taps on the keyboard, he explained that the price had increased, and that $50 was in fact the “right price.” In my mind, a 400 percent price increase was anything but right. Frustrated but desperate for allergy relief, I paid for the prescription and left. For a moment, though, I considered leaving it behind and trying a different pharmacy. Had I shopped around, I might have been able to save some money. Here’s why:

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