October 12, 2009
(NewsUSA) – Let's face it. Paying for prescriptions can be
pricey. When you're living on a fixed income during an economic recession, the task becomes even
more difficult -; including those with Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Insurance. With the
average prescription costing nearly $100, any income that an elderly person gets is quickly
exhausted on medications. Even for those senior citizens with Medicare Part D, the entire
prescription cost is credited toward the deductible moving them quickly into the "donut hole" where
100 percent of prescription costs are paid by seniors.
But this may not be the case for long. A new Web site, BidRx.com, is establishing itself as a
viable alternative to paying for expensive prescription medications or overpaying at a pharmacy
that doesn't have the best price. BidRx.com allows users to compare prices on similar prescription
medications and compare prices across pharmacies that are bidding for consumer business. Users are
able to compare various prices throughout the U.S. and order their prescription from the pharmacy
of choice. BidRx.com also shows generic alternatives or similar drugs that may provide the same
benefits for a lower price, creating savings most of us didn't realize existed.
According to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the average generic
prescription costs a wallet-friendly $28.01. That means the savings average to about $70 per
prescription. Not every drug has a generic because some brand medications are protected by patent.
However, there are generics in nearly every class of medications, meaning that your illness can
probably be treated effectively with a generic drug. Find these drugs on BidRx.com, talk to your
doctor about the best drug for you and save.
Another tip you might want to consider is this: never cut back on your meds without
consulting your physician. Many people try to save money by stretching their medications or by
cutting back. But ignoring your doctor's orders can have dire health consequences. A better
solution is to be active. Learn about drug options and prices and assist your doctor in finding the
lowest-cost medication for your condition. If you have Medicare D insurance, this effort includes
discovering the lowest-cost drugs that are covered by your plan.
To find prescription medication options, costs and pharmacies with the lowest prices,
visit www.BidRx.com and enter referral code M4E011.