The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s healthcare law this morning. It’s no secret that health care is pricey. For many, going to the doctor might be a triumph all by itself, whether for financial reasons or emotional reasons. But when the doctor tells you that you need a medication that you have to get at the pharmacy- for some, the fear might just set it. And for the millions of Americans who use prescription medication, the cost of a new medication might just paralyze you. According to KaiserEDU.org, “Retail prescription prices have increased on average 3.6% annually between 2000 and 2009, much faster than the average inflation rate of 2.5%.”
Every year approximately 21% of 4 billion prescriptions are filled out-of-network, which means health cost became a financial burden for millions of Americans, especially those uninsured, under-insured who has limited medication coverage, seniors in the donut hole and people who suffer from chronic illness.
Luckily, iPharmacy is there to help.
For use on both iPhone and Android devices, iPharmacy will find the pharmacy closest to your location. This is super convenient if you’re away from home or running errands and therefore might not use a pharmacy that you know of close to home. iPharmacy will also get you a prescription discount on your medication, up to 75%- and the best part is you have to do nothing to sign up for this benefit.
For example, Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug which has retail price of $53 for 30 tablet 0.25 mg at Costco, the discount card might allow consumer to save up to 60%, which is $30 per 30 tablets. A drug for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Vyvanse, the prescription discount card will allow you save up to 15%. Vicodin, a pain reliever, is sold at $50 at Costco pharmacy, the discount card will save you up to $23. By average, the iPharmacy discount card can save 50% for prescribed drugs at your local pharmacies.
The medication discount card is accepted in 50,000 pharmacies, including Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, WalMart, Target and Costco. Simply show the pharmacist your virtual discount card (it’s saved within the app itself) and the pharmacy will tell you the savings you’ll receive. Not just ending at medication, the app will tell you the shopping discounts at the store.
iPharmacy also has a medication reminder- so you won’t ever be stuck on your last pill while you’re out of town or otherwise unable to get to the pharmacy in time.
But if by chance you’re worried about that new medication and want to do a little research, iPharmacy has that covered as well, as it has a medication forum, where you can easily hop on and read other people’s experiences taking the medication your doctor has prescribed. In fact, you can use this right in your doctor’s office before leaving so that you get all your questions answered and can feel confident before walking out the door.