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Speak Up to Cut Drug Costs

In a recent nationwide poll of 2,131 adults, one in four said prescription drugs were a financial burden--yet half of them never discussed the problem with their doctors. Overall, 42 percent assumed that the doctors already knew what drug prices were. 

But doctors are usually unaware of what a medication will cost because prescription drug plans vary so wildly. When survey-takers did ask their physician or pharmacist about prescription drug costs, 67 percent said their doctor recommended a less expensive drug and 37 percent said their pharmacist did.

If your prescriptions are very expensive, cheaper alternatives may be available. Find out by asking your doctor and/or your pharmacist. And don't hesitate to ask CVS, 866-209-6177.

Source: University of Michigan/National Poll on Healthy Aging, July-August 2017

See Also: When a Drug Coupon Helps You but Hurts Fellow Citizens

 

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