Friday, February 19, 2010

Can't afford your meds?


Can’t afford your meds?

I don’t want anyone off his or her meds!

Most people who know me know I am not big on taking a bunch of stuff, but if you need to, you need to.

Wal-Mart has helped a lot with its $4 formulary—and other places have followed suit. So that is good.

You can also check the websites of the individual medicines for coupons. I do this for my dry eye goop.

Also ask at your grocery store pharmacy, especially, if they have any way to get the drugs cheaper. My store had a plan, but people had to ask, they could not suggest it.

A website called www.PatientAssistance.com may also be able to help. Someone who tried to sign up told me a screen came up about its Security Certificate—if you get that, email them.

Back to the meds—the next time you go to the doctor, see if you are taking anything you no longer need to take.

Also ask if an older, cheaper drug off patent might not be just as good.

This is the opposite of all the ads, which suggest you ask your doctor if a new drug would be right for you. You are asking if an old one would be. Isn't the doctor supposed to suggest this stuff--or is that a retro concept now?

1 comment:

Star Lawrence said...

http://www.pparx.org/en/
prescription_assistance_programs
/list_of_participating_programs

The above might also help.