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ACA Healthcare Exchange Enrollment will Reopen for 3 Months

President Biden has authorized a new special enrollment period for health insurance through the Healthcare.gov insurance exchange.

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Quick-start Guide: How to Lower Your Out-of-pocket Cost

When insurance plans change each year, it’s not uncommon for patients to discover that their copays go up. The annual change in benefits will often result in changes to how much an insured patient needs to pay out-of-pocket for their prescription medications.

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Quick-Start Guide: More Ways to Save on Prescriptions

Quick-Start Guide: How to access significant prescription savings directly from pharmaceutical manufacturers.

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Quick-start Guide: Why Should I Create an Account?

Quick Start Guide: All about the Medicine Chest, an account for a prescription savings card.

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Quick-start Guide: Pricing Updates (including Multi-pharmacy Pricing)

Prescription pricing is far more volatile than most patients realize, and it’s particularly noticeable for those without insurance.

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Quick-start Guide: “Name Your Own Price”

We’ll alert you when the price of your Rx drops. Just set up a medication price drop alert on your free ScriptSave WellRx account.

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Quick-start Guide: Never Forget Your Meds Again

Learn how to set up reminders to take your medications or refill your Rx using our free Medicine Chest tool.

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Quick-start Guide: Dangerous Interactions

Our free Medicine Chest tool can flag many interactions for Rx medications. Enter your meds to find potential interactions.

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Quick-start Guide: Mood Logs

Learn more about ScriptSave WellRx’s side effects tracker and mood log!

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Quick-start Guide: Grocery Guidance, Nutrition & The WellRx Food Index

Learn how to get started using ScriptSave WellRx’s Grocery Guidance tool to find foods that align with your health conditions.

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Quick-start Guide: Let Others Know How Easy (or difficult) It Was

Rate your experience with the ScriptSave WellRx program and help others when they make a choice about where to use their Rx discount card.

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Quick-start Guide: To Print or Not to Print?

Printing a physical card or coupon is not necessary to save on your medications. Find out how to access your ScriptSave WellRx discounts without a printer.

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Operation Relief

A new WellRx program, called Operation Relief provides deeper discounts and even lower prices to all consumers, regardless of their employment status.

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Why Are My Drugs So Expensive?

A recent poll show that nearly one-in-four (25%) people stated they have difficulty affording their medications and three-in-ten (30%) report not taking their medications as prescribed due to drug costs.

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Can I Get a Prescription Without Seeing a Doctor?

Can you get a prescription without a trip to the doctor? Learn about telemedicine and how you may be able to get an Rx without leaving your home.

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Employer Prescription Savings Program

At ScriptSave, the health of our community is important to us—that’s why we created the ScriptSave WellRx Prescription Savings Program. Our program helps individuals and families obtain discounts on prescription medications…

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Communicating with Your Doctor: Did You Get All That?

Good healthcare begins with good communication. If the doctor doesn’t understand your concerns and you don’t understand the doctor’s directions, you may not be getting the best care possible.

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The Two-Second Second Opinion

If you feel you want or need a second opinion, it’s easier than most people think. The important thing is to find a medical professional you have confidence in.

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Can a Pharmacist Change My Prescription?

If you need to modify your prescription for some reason, your pharmacist might be able to help. Learn how pharmacists can change an Rx.

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How to Save Money on EpiPen

EpiPen is a brand of epinephrine auto-injector that can save your life, but it’s expensive. Here’s how to save money on EpiPen and get the medicine you need.

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How to Fill a Prescription Online

The internet is a convenient option for purchasing many things, including medications. Learn how to safely fill a prescription online.

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How to Transfer a Prescription to Another Pharmacy

Learn how to move a prescription from one pharmacy to another with this step-by-step guide from ScriptSave WellRx.

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25 Years and $10 Billion in Prescription Savings

More than $10 billion dollars of savings, as the company marks its Silver Anniversary with the release of a brand new module that can assist patients with their grocery choices and find healthier alternatives.

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New Generic Drugs Hitting the Market in 2019

A new group of generic medications are hitting the prescription drug market in 2019. At ScriptSave, we get a lot of questions about generic medications vs. brand name prescription drugs.

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Learning the ABC’s of Today’s Hepatitis C Medications

In 2014, approximately 4 million people in the United States were infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), acute hepatitis C infections reported in the United States increased roughly 3.5 times from 2010-2016.

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Causes (and Remedies) for Nocturnal Leg Cramps

Do you wake up in the middle of the night feeling as if your lower legs are paralyzed and cramped? Do your lower leg muscles feel as if they are hard to the touch and tight? If you experience these symptoms, you may have nocturnal leg cramps.

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Are Canadian Medications Legit?

Are Canadian medications legit? How are medications approved in Canada? Is it legal to buy prescription medications from Canada? The answers could surprise you.

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Alternative Decongestants for Patients with High Blood Pressure

It’s allergy season and you can’t breathe the fresh air because your nose is congested and stuffed. You visit the pharmacy and purchase a box of Sudafed. Your pharmacist asks if you have a history of high blood pressure, and you answer “yes.” The pharmacist replies that she does not recommend Sudafed for you, but why?

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New Shingles Vaccine on National Backorder

The term “backorder” in terms of pharmacy simply means that the pharmacy went to place an order on a specific item and the wholesaler, or company that sells the item, cannot fulfill the order due to shortages. The manufacturer producing Shingrix is now experiencing shipping delays for their vaccine due to the high levels of demand.

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What Medications Will Your Insurance Be Dropping?

The formulary is a list of approved medications for which an insurer has agreed to help cover the cost. However, there might be multiple manufacturers of numerous drugs designed to treat the same condition. This is an opportunity for the insurance company to trim costs by only agreeing to cover one drug for each health condition.

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Types of Bleeding & Anticoagulation Therapy

Bleeding can manifest itself in a variety of different ways which, at times, may not be easy to recognize. Some bleeds are also more serious than others and may require emergency medical attention. Bleeding frequency may also vary depending on a variety of factors such as underlying bleeding disorders or the use of certain medications.

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Rx Savings Too Good to be True?

For most Americans, chances are good you’re spending too much on your prescription medications. The increasing cost is staggering. And with so many companies offering discounts on prescriptions, it can sound like a scam. As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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Does Sunscreen Cause Cancer?

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 5 million Americans are treated with skin cancer each year. Overexposure of ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun is proven to be a major cause of skin cancer.

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Pharmacy Technicians: The Face of Pharmacy

Many patients think that only pharmacists work at pharmacies. However, there is much more that goes on behind the pharmacy counter. In fact, most pharmacies include a team of trainee technicians, registered technicians, certified technicians, student pharmacists, and pharmacists. A common question is, what are the differences between technicians and why they are important? This answer is an essential reason why pharmacies can run safely, effectively and efficiently.

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How to Get Prescription Discounts

Chances are good that you are spending too much on your prescription medications. Every day we receive phone calls, emails, and comments on Facebook about the staggering prices people pay for the medications they need. People are struggling. We get it. That’s why we launched ScriptSave WellRx – to bring prescription savings to everyone.

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Why Taking your Medication Matters

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50% of Americans have used at least one prescription with in the last 30 days. One recent study shows that patients who were compliant with taking their statin therapy medications for at least two years had a 30% reduction in the risk of hospitalization for heart attacks.

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Considering a Genetic Test?

There are currently over 250 Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) companies providing services to analyze saliva samples and create customized reports on what your genetic information says about you.

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The Dreaded “Donut Hole”

The Medicare coverage gap, better known as the “donut hole,” is a mystery to many, however there are thousands of people that it effects every year. Simply put, it is a gap in coverage of medications after a certain amount has been contributed.

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Prescription Considerations for Allergy Medications

Seasonal allergies affect anywhere between 10-30% of people worldwide. Allergies to one or more common allergens are reaching upwards of 40-50% in school children. Allergies occur due to an immune response to something the body considers “foreign,” in other words, strange or unfamiliar.

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Opioids and Alternative Options

Opioids are a class of medication used to manage short-term and long-term pain. This medication class is well known to healthcare providers, but also to anyone keeping up with local and national news.

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The Risk of Osteoporosis

Each year, millions of Americans, who may otherwise feel fine, are diagnosed with Osteoporosis. Developing osteoporosis puts people at higher risk for fractures, especially in the hips, spine, and wrists. Women are at much higher risk, with 10 percent of women age 50 and older affected by osteoporosis, compared with just two percent of men that age.

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Why Am I Taking These Medications?

It is important to know why you’re taking a certain medication, or why your doctor prescribed that medication for you.

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Drug Therapy for Insomnia

Sleep is a precious commodity that everyone needs to function. Individual sleep needs are different; some people need a few extra hours while others need less. Some people are light sleepers, while others “sleep like logs.

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Guest Blog: Healthy Families and Savings or the Winter Season

With cold and flu season in full swing, there are a few ways I help prepare my family and home to prevent the spread of germs and build up our immunity as much as possible

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Guest Blog: 5 Ways to Live Healthier & Save Money Doing It

The New Year is the perfect time to make goals and be healthier. It seems easy enough on the surface, but the cost of your new clean & active life can add up quickly. From all those tempting ads for expensive exotic foods to the attractive boutique fitness classes, that nourishing new lifestyle can certainly come with a price-tag attached.

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Digital Journal: ScriptSave WellRx Interview

ScriptSave WellRx is disrupting the pharmaceutical industry by promoting price transparency with a free mobile app. Consumers rarely know what the “real” price is for their prescriptions. This now set to change and Dr. Marcus Sredzinski tells us how.

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Pharmacogenomics or Pharmacogenetics?

As with most things, when it comes selecting a drug regimen for the treatment of chronic disease, one size does not fit all. If you take medications, you may have wondered why that is the case. One reason is because of pharmacogenomics.

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Priced Out of Prescriptions

Millions of Americans with health insurance still pay out-of-pocket for medications. And the cost can reach hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year. But what many drugmakers and pharmacies don’t want you to know is that you could lower your medication costs, sometimes by as much as ten-times, by simply walking across the street to a competing pharmacy.

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Guest Blog: How to Get Organized for Cold and Flu Season

Now is the time to get organized for cold and flu season. Since my husband is disabled, he has a reduced immune system. Staying healthy during cold and flu season is even more important to us because of this reason.

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Prescription Price Matters

If you’ve ever used a prescription price-check tool for an Rx savings program (like ScriptSave WellRx), only to have been told a different price when the time came to collect & pay for the prescription at the pharmacy, then the next few paragraphs are for you.

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Benefits of Shopping for Prescription Medication

Pharmacy prices can differ from store to store and should be treated like buying a car. Most people think of just going to the pharmacy closest to them instead of looking around for their medication. When in reality, it can differ by sometimes a significant amount.

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Prescription Discount Cards vs. Drug Coupons

What's the difference between prescription discount cards and drug coupons?

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Why Are Medications So Expensive?

It’s one of the most common questions we hear at ScriptSave: “Why are prescription medications so expensive?” With insurance deductibles going up, and insurance co-pays shrinking, drug prices are outpacing the inflation rate. So why do drug companies continue to charge exorbitant prices for medications?

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Saving Big Bucks on Prescription Drugs

We price compare for everything from shoes to SUV’s. So why not for medicine? Especially for those uninsured, there are way to save thousands a year. Shrinking your pill bill may start with a few clicks.

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Unlock Secret Savings on Prescription Medications

It’s a growing strain on our bottom line:  more Americans taking ever more prescribed medications and spending more of their income to do it. The toll is evident, as one in 10 of us can’t afford our medications and are simply going without.

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Find the Best Prices on Your Prescription Drugs

ScriptSave WellRx has just completed a national price analysis of the biggest pharmacies, grocers, and retail chains, trying to uncover who has the lowest prices when it comes to prescription drugs.

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Pill Splitting? Do it Safely

Pill splitting refers to breaking a pill down to obtain a smaller amount of the whole pill. Your doctor can write a prescription that is usually double the dosage of what you should take in one day. You can then cut the pill in half, making the smaller dose that should actually be taken.

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Honesty 1.01 | Always Ask, “What’s the Cash Price?”

Always ask, “What’s the Ca$h Price?”
Always show your ScriptSave WellRx card
The ScriptSave® WellRx Facebook page sees a lot of interaction…and we love getting questions. By far the most common questions and comments are those related to insurance.
“Can I use ScriptSave WellRx with my insurance?”
“How does it work if it’s not insurance?”
“I have insurance, so your card isn’t for me.”
For the record, not only is that last one a misconception, it’s also a fast-track to over-paying for your meds (and it’s the starting point for this blog post).

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GLP-1–Based Therapy for Diabetes: Newer Options to Consider

What a time to be a person with diabetes! These days there are more medications on the market than ever to help you control your diabetes. But how do you know which medication is right for you?
Of course you should always consult your physician or your local pharmacist for medical advice. However, here is some information about these new medications so that you don’t feel out of the loop.
Some of the current insulin medications that you are used to are Lantus, Humalog, and NovoLog. These medications deliver the hormone insulin to your blood so that insulin can tell your cells to take in more glucose. This keeps your blood sugar down.

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The Shifting Uncertainty of Healthcare

A December 2016 analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation illustrates how prescription medications will be a large portion of overall healthcare spending, and how branded drug prices have nearly doubled. The analysis also explains that 1-in-4 people have difficulty affording their medicines, and that most Americans favor actions to keep drug prices down, (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2016).

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ScriptSave WellRx :: Part of the 89%

Lowering prescription costs is what we do every day at ScriptSave® WellRx. In fact, the average savings rate among our members for 2016 was 45%, and some members even saw savings as much as 80%.
So, when we read a February 2017 press release from health network pioneers, PatientsLikeMe, citing the following stats, it certainly grabbed our attention:

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Physicians Mutual Insurance Company Transitions to ScriptSave® WellRx – Enhancing Collaborative Partnership with ScriptSave

We are happy to announce that Physicians Mutual will transition their current ScriptSave program to ScriptSave WellRx, a technology enabled prescription savings and management program. ScriptSave WellRx will not only deliver prescription discounts to Physicians Mutual’s Medicare Supplement, Life Insurance, and Annuity Insurance customers, it will also provide new tools that promote medication education and adherence. Customers will be equipped with a mobile app and website, which show medication prices at local pharmacies, provide helpful medication information and images, direct pharmacist support through “Ask a Pharmacist”, and reminder tools to promote adherence and wellness.

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Now Get Even Lower Prescription Prices with ScriptSave® WellRx!

With annual price tags topping $100,000 for some new drugs for cancer and rare diseases, many patients have not been able to afford their medicines. Massive price hikes on old products, like Mylan’s EpiPen emergency allergy injectors, have also left some patients struggling to afford their drugs.

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Diabetic? Here’s Why You Need a Glucagon Pen

Confusion, weakness, anxiety or irritability, a general sense of confusion — these are signs of low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. It often happens when diabetics take too much insulin.
Hypoglycemia happens to many people with diabetes, and it can be serious or even fatal.
Severe hypoglycemic episode, also referred to as insulin shock, can occur when the body has too much insulin that can lead to low blood sugar levels.

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Birth Control Cost Set to Spike After Obamacare Repeal

The Affordable Care Act required insurance companies provide women with access to preventive services—which, includes everything from mammograms to cervical cancer screening, and includes birth control—with no cost-sharing. Under the ACA, this meant women did not have to pay up to $60 a month for the Pill or hundreds of dollars for an IUD.
Research from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that since 2012, there’s been a drop in what we’ve spent on retail drugs. Oral contraceptive pills account for 63 percent of that drop. In other words, prescription savings on the Pill totals more than half of all the money saved on drugs since the ACA was established.

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CVS Cuts Price on EpiPen Alternative

Adrenaclick® offers a true alternative to the high-priced EpiPen. It has been declared safe by the FDA, national pharmacies sell it, and its list price is a third less than the EpiPen’s. Both the EpiPen auto-injectors and the authorized generic of Adrenaclick are approved by the Food and Drug Administration and contain the same active ingredient as other epinephrine auto-injector devices. Additionally, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology includes generic Adrenaclick among therapeutic options in an anaphylaxis emergency action plan.

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Health Law Repeal Could Cost 32 Million People Their Insurance

The Congressional Budget Office has analyzed the effects of healthcare repeal, and estimates 22 million Americans will lose health coverage if a repeal plan, like the one passed in 2015 by Congress, were to become law.
With the loss of insurance coverage, many patients will no longer be able to afford the prescription medicines they need to stay healthy. Medicare and Medicaid enrollees may also see the stresses of change with possible increases in premiums and deductibles. ScriptSave® WellRx can help.

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Dietary Supplements 101: What you should know

The US supplement industry is a $30 billion dollar business. The Council for Responsible Nutrition estimates that almost 70% of US adults use dietary supplements. The FDA is the administration that regulates the approval and use of prescription medication. What this means is that on a prescription bottle labeled with a specific amount of ingredients, you can be certain that the actual amount in a given tablet, capsule, cream, suppository, solution, etc. is between about 95% and 105% of what the label actually states.

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Some Quick Tips for Avoiding Holiday Stress

The holidays are a time of good cheer and family gatherings, but they can offer plenty of reasons to be stressed out — the gifts still need wrapping, the office party invites, and maybe the biggest — the family. Don’t let the holidays become something you dread. Taking steps to prevent the stress and depression can prevent problems ahead of the holidays.

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How Do Prescription Discount Cards Work?

Are you spending too much on your prescription medications? It’s staggering, we get it. There are a lot of companies in the discount prescription space, so who do you trust? How do prescription saving cards work? We hope this will help explain how it works and how you can save on your medications.

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Pharmacogenomics – Finding the Right Medication for You

Pharmacogenomics is a form of personalized medicine where “one size does not fit all.” By using your personal genetic makeup, it may be possible to see how well you respond to a medication and then make adjustments to your medication regimen as needed. Utilizing this method takes out the guess work where prescribers may try multiple medications before finding one that works best for the patient.

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ScriptSave® WellRx Featured on The Balancing Act®

ScriptSave WellRx, a prescription savings and adherence program that provides up to an 80% discount on both generic and name brand prescription medications and an innovative “Ask a Pharmacist” feature, was recently showcased on The Balancing Act morning show airing on Lifetime®.

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Patience at the Pharmacy 1.01: Why does it take so long to fill my Rx?

Have you ever found yourself waiting forever to get your prescription filled at the pharmacy? I mean, how much time does it honestly take to count 30 pills into a bottle and label it? It should just take a few minutes, right? It’s a common question.

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Medication Questions? We Have Answers

More than half a million ScriptSave WellRx members will now have access to a pharmacist’s advice through an agreement with SinfoníaRx, an innovative medication management company.

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Fighting Off Rising Medication Prices

Nancy went to the pharmacy to pick up her medications and was shocked when she heard her total was $211 for her medications. It has become more and more difficult to put the words “affordable” and “healthcare” in the same sentence. Prescription medications composed 16.7% of all U.S. healthcare spending in 2015.

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ScriptSave® WellRx recognized for increasing health care access for low-income patients

Cost and inconvenience are the biggest reasons people don’t take their prescribed medicines. ScriptSave®WellRx wants to remedy that. For people who are underinsured and in need, ScriptSave WellRx is the trusted online resource that makes prescription medicines more affordable and easier to manage. That’s why we’re excited ScriptSave® WellRx was recognized as one 10 apps increasing health care access for

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ScriptSave Launches Mobile App to Put Prescription Savings Directly into Hands of Consumers for Better Health

ScriptSave, which provides prescription savings solutions and cards for the uninsured, underinsured, and insured, has launched a new mobile health application, ScriptSave® WellRx, to put prescription savings directly into the hands of consumers.

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Medication journal & mood log
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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.

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

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