Fighting Off Rising Medication Prices


April 06, 2016

hipster_guy_blog

Nancy went to the pharmacy to pick up her medications and was shocked when she heard her total was $211 for her medications. Why are prescriptions so expensive? It’s staggering. We get it.

It has become more and more difficult to put the words “affordable” and “healthcare” in the same sentence in the United States. Prescription medications composed 16.7% of all U.S. healthcare spending in 2015. From 2006 to 2013, prescription drug costs went up 174% in America.1

Rising Medication Prices - Price of Therapy per Prescription DrugChart source: https://www.fool.com/investing/general/2016/03/26/prescription-drug-prices-have-doubled-in-just-7-ye.aspx

You may be wondering, how is this possible? What can I do about this? Well, let’s study the chart below and take a look at some numbers.

Nancy has 4 new prescriptions she has to pick up since being discharged from the hospital:

Rising Medication Prices - Cost of prescription medications without ScriptSave WellRx

$211?! How is this pricing even possible? Nancy can do 2 things here: She can pay it upfront and she will likely try to make it last by taking her medication every other day instead of daily. This may lead to problems down the road as she is sacrificing her health due to medication costs. Her other option would be to decide not to pay it at all which may lead to her being re-admitted into the hospital. These are both real problems.

OR…

She could pull out the handy ScriptSave WellRx app to help her find ways to save money on her prescription medication expenses. She types in all her medications into the app and finds:

Rising Medication Prices - Lower prescription prices using ScriptSave WellRx

In just a few minutes, Nancy is able to find a local pharmacy with the affordable prescription medication costs. All Nancy has to do is whip out her mobile device, pull up her prescription savings card on the app, and show it to the pharmacist. In just a few moments, the pharmacist can use the prescription savings card to give Nancy additional cost savings!

ScriptSave WellRx (Andriod/iOS) provides cost savings on prescription medications for every member of the household, including pets. It is incredibly easy to use and can provide cost savings on both generic and brand-name medications. It is convenient, effective, and all it took is one mobile app to save some money. Try this high-tech, no-risk way to save on your pain medications, antibiotics, allergy relief or any other prescriptions—check out our Medication Search to find the lowest price for your prescription now. You might be surprised at how much you save!

 

References:

Save as you go
Save on the Go

For your convenience, use the ScriptSave® WellRx mobile app. Now savings are well in hand, right at the pharmacy counter. Save on your family's prescription medicines.

Learn More
Card
Get a Prescription Discount Card

Your choice. Get a ScriptSave WellRx Savings Card. Or Download the free mobile app from the App Store or Google Plage Store

Get A Card
Save on your medications today!
Grocery Guidance

ScriptSave WellRx Grocery Guidance brings together leading-edge nutritional data science with AI powered personalization to help you know which food products on your grocery store shelf are truly good for YOU.

Healthy Foods For You

Struggling to afford your medications? Search to compare the cash price at pharmacies near you. You may find prices lower than your insurance co-pay!

WellRx on TrustPilot ©

Log In

You need to log into the site to use this feature

Create A Free Account To Use Medicine Chest

This feature requires registration. Sign up or log in to your free WellRx account to gain access to this and other tools to help make managing your medications and wellness easier.

Benefits Include:

Store & manage your medication list
Medication pricing updates
Import medication from your pharmacy
Medication information & videos
Pill & refill reminders
Medication journal & mood log
Ask a Pharmacist

Sign up to use Medicine Chest

Create A Free Account To Use this feature

This feature requires registration. Sign up or log in to your free WellRx account to gain access to this and other tools to help make managing your medications and wellness easier.

Benefits Include:

Store & manage your medication list
Medication pricing updates
Import medication from your pharmacy
Medication information & videos
Pill & refill reminders
Medication journal & mood log
Ask a Pharmacist

Sign up to use this feature

You will be redirected to your program in 5 seconds.

Hi there.

Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy have recently been updated.

Learn More


I Accept

By declining you will be logged out of your account