Senior woman leaning over kitchen counter looking through a mobile app to help find lower prescription drug prices

It’s no secret that many people are having a hard time keeping up with prescription drug prices. In fact, the cost of medications has influenced 24% of adults to skip doses and 19% to cut pills in two.1 But medications were designed to be taken as prescribed, and changing dosages because of the price could be dangerous.

There is a better, safer way to lower your prescription drug prices. By simply downloading an app, you could compare costs at local pharmacies, find coupons, or even find inexpensive generics. Here are some prescription apps that could help you today. They’re all free apps for iPhone and Android users.

Prescription Apps to Try Today

GoodRx

GoodRx features price comparisons among local pharmacies, coupons to lower prescription drug prices, and other helpful tips and lists. For example, pictures of medications and lists of side effects can be found in the app.

Ratings: GoodRx has a 4.7/5 star rating on Google Play and a 5/5 star rating on iTunes.

WeRx

WeRx searches local pharmacies to compare the retail prices of your prescriptions. You can also “report” the current price of your medications to the app, allowing others to see updated pricing.

Ratings: WeRx has a 4.2/5 star rating on Google Play and a 4/5 star rating on iTunes.

OneRx

OneRx finds the lowest prescription drug prices (with and without insurance), provides deals and discounts for your prescriptions, and compares prices among nearby pharmacies.

Ratings: OneRx has a 4.2/5 star rating on Google Play and a 4.5/5 star rating on iTunes.

LowestMed

LowestMed allows users to search local pharmacies to locate the lowest prescription drug prices.

Ratings: This app has a 4/5 star rating on Google Play and a 5/5 star rating on iTunes.

A Conventional Way to Save

A prescription app isn’t the only thing that can help you lower prescription drug prices. Medicare Part D is an affordable way to get prescription drug coverage. Medicare Part D is available to adults 65 and older. This coverage can lower the cost of medications listed on a plan’s drug formulary. With a covered medication, you would only be responsible for a small copay or coinsurance rather than the full retail price.

If you’re interested in shopping for a Medicare Part D plan, contact HealthMarkets today at (800) 488-7621 to speak with a licensed insurance agent. We can help you find a plan that covers your medications and is within your budget. And don’t forget to give the prescription apps listed above a try!

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References

1 http://kff.org/health-costs/poll-finding/kaiser-health-tracking-poll-august-2015/

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