This post was written in partnership with SearchRx. Please note that, as always, any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own.
I worked out of the home for many years. Some of those years were spent working in a large store that had a pharmacy and lots and lots of aisles full of health and beauty products. Working there was my first glimpse into the reality that is prescription medicine. Fast forward a bit and I have over five years experience doing medical coding and billing. Add to that the fact that I along with both of my children have taken different prescriptions over the years and you’ll see that I have a decent amount of exposure to prescription costs.
The reality is that prescription medicine can be quite expensive, whether or not you have insurance. Americans spend nearly $400 billion on prescriptions every year, which averages out to more than $1,300 per person. Furthermore, approximately 10% of Americans are reported as having no insurance, and another 10% as having high deductibles. As a result, people struggle to be able to pay for their medicine, sometimes having to choose between buying medicine or buying things like food. Nobody in today’s society should have to live that way. These days we all have to save every bit that we can.
SearchRx is a search engine that can help you save money by finding you the best prescription prices in your area. The search engine gives access to nearly every FDA approved drug. SearchRx is available to everyone to use, conveniently accessible from your computer as well as your mobile phone (both iOS and Android). And because the goal is to save you money, SearchRx is free to use.
Not only is SearchRx free to use, it’s also easy to use! To use the SearchRx drug price search engine, simple open the app and type the name of the medicine you want to search for pricing for. As you start typing the name of the medication, SearchRx will load names that meet the spelling you’ve entered. Once you’ve chosen the name of the medicine, you enter the form (tablet, liquid, etc), dosage and quantity. You’ll also need to let the app know where to look for pricing, either by putting in your zip code or letting the app use your current location if you’re on your phone.
Once you’ve entered the needed information, SearchRx will show you pricing for the drug you specified at a number of pharmacies. you’ll see a price range at the bottom of the screen, so you aren’t just searching and searching wondering how far you have to search. Once you find the price you want and select the pharmacy of your choice, you can see drug information and save the coupon to your phone. You can also send the coupon by email or text.
SearchRx can save you money, as well as time and energy. I have spent time on the phone doing price comparisons for a prescription so I recognize how helpful a tool that works quickly like SearchRx is.
Download the SearchRx app today to help you start saving right away! You can also access the SearchRx search engine on their website. The app is free, so you have nothing to lose and only money to save!
Can you recall a time where you found yourself facing high prescription prices?