Greg Glisinski needs medication for a variety of ailments to soothe his tremors in his hands.
“All total it was running $1,100-$1,200 per month. That’s more than I’m paying for my mortgage,” said Glisinski. “I went from store to store.”
He shopped around to find the best deal.
CBS4′s Money Saver Suzanne McCarroll decided to do the same thing with three common prescription drugs, Prozac, an anti-depressant and its generic alternative, Lovastatin, a statin drug, and Amoxicillian, an antibiotic.
Pharmacist Mary Sue Mcaslan suggests looking at over the counter alternatives to high-priced prescriptions.
“There are certain drugs that are available over the counter and available without a doctor’s prescription, that’s an excellent way to save money,” said Mcaslan.
She warns against pharmacy hopping, which is getting one prescription filled at one location, and another one filled at a different pharmacy.
“My advice as a pharmacist, make sure that your pharmacist has an up to date list of medications and that they get to know you,” said Mcaslan.
Here are the prices we found the day we went shopping for three common prescription drugs