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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Better Ways to Save on Drugs: Beyond Plan D

With the Medicare Plan D only giving those in the "doughnut hole" a 50% reduction in Big PhRMA's retail prices perhaps, if you are a drug user, you might be better off with these optional plans, or those offered by the drug manufacturers.

Here is a really good related article, very much worth your time to read and watch...

Walmart and Target $9 Generic Prescription Drugs Levitra, Fosamax, Sprintec, Tamoxifen, Clomid

You may know about Walmart and Target pharmacies' $4 (30-day) and $10 (three-month) generic prescription drugs. Both stores carry $9/$24 Levitra, ReliOn Ventolin, Fosamax, Clomid, Proscar, Tamoxifen, Sprintec and other generic drugs. The $4 for 30-day, $10 three-month and the $9/$24 prescription lists are regularly updated to include new medications as they are approved also.
Here are links to each store's $4/$10 generic prescriptions
Walmart Retail Prescription Drug Program List
Kroger $4/$10 Prescriptions
Target $4/$10 Prescriptions
Walmart, Kroger and Target sell many of the same $4/$10 generic prescription drugs, but they are grouped differently on each list. For example, Walmart lists prescriptions like Fluoxetine (generic equivalent of Prozac) under "Mental Health," while Target lists Fluoxetine under "Antidepressant." Kroger lists $4 prescription drugs alphabetically while Target and Walmart have alphabetical and By condition lists.
Walmart and Target have added a $9 30-day and $24 for three month prescription drug category. Drugs in this category include Finasteride (Proscar), Alendronate (Fosamax), Clomiphene (Clomid), Sprintec birth control (Norgesimate, Estradiol), Tri-Sprintec and Tamoxifen (Novladex) 10mg and 20mg varieties. Both Walmart and Target sell Wellbutrin and Zyban smoking cessation generic equivalent Bupropion 150 MG SR for $9 (17 count). In the Men's Health category, Walmart and Target sell Levitra (used to treat Erectile Dysfuction) for $9 per tablet. The best price online for Levitra is $67.50 for four tablets.
Adults and parents of children with asthma will be glad to hear generic equivalent Albuterol, ReliOn/ Ventolin HFA Inhalers 8g/ 60 puff size, are now available for $9. Explore each store's list of over 300 prescriptions. Kroger, Target and Walmart all sell $4/$10 generic prescription drugs from many health categories: allergy, antidepressants, anti-anxiety, antipsychotic, antibiotics, antacids, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, arthritis, cardiac/hypertension, cancer/oncology, cholesterol, diabetes, eye and ear preparations, hormones, incontinence, muscle relaxers, Parkinson's, prostate, seizures/epilepsy, steroids, gastro-intestinal/stomach, thyroid, tuberculosis, Vitamins (including prenatal) and Women's Health issues.
The $4/$10 generic prescription drugs are available to everyone regardless of insurance or lack of insurance. There are no special qualifications to participate in the program. You should ask your physician or pediatrician to prescribe drugs on this list and generic drugs when possible. Request Kroger, Walmart or Target for your preferred pharmacy.
Marilisa Kinney Sachteleben, a 10-year veteran homeschooler, has nearly three decades of experience as a special needs and general education teacher. She has created hundreds of themed units and lesson plans on everything from ancient Greece to biodiversity to personal finance to poetry. She holds a BS in psychology and a degree as Dr. Mom from the university of life. She writes about parenting for the Yahoo! Contributor Network.


Ken D Berry MD said...

Good info. I no longer waste time seeing drug reps in my practice. Click on my name to find out why...

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