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Did you know about the app GoodRx

Dec 06, 2014 4:47 AM

I am new to this group and I wanted to be able to offer something helpful. You may have already heard of it. But it is the App GoodRx. It is a pharmacy discount app. It is free. but it is unlike most if them I have ever seen. It appears to have got the prices that have been negotiated by the insurance companies. They also carry coupons. You set up the app with zip code. It will pull up the common pharmacies. You enter the drug you want, dosage, amount. It will show you the cost of the drug at each of the pharmacy with its discount. I have found it to be cheaper than my medicare insurance Prescription plan on several medicines I get every month. I do recommend using the iPhone version of the app compared to IPad. It has more options. I hope this may prove helpful to someone and that I just haven't dished out information you already had. I don't want to waste anybody's time. Have as a good a day as possible.

Dec 06, 2014 7:23 AM

Thanks for the info! I will try it!

Dec 06, 2014 7:26 AM

I certainly didn't know about this and will gladly try it out! Thanks for aharing!

Dec 06, 2014 7:14 PM

Good info! Thanx

Dec 06, 2014 7:17 PM

Wow! I just downloaded it and tried it. Its great!

Dec 07, 2014 7:29 PM

Does it really work? I pay $120 a month for Cymbalta with my insurance. It says I can get it for $85! Have you tried it?

Dec 11, 2014 3:50 AM

Yes, I have tried it and it usually is off by a few cents. These discount. Cards are usually crap. But newspapers like The New York Times. Also, good mornin, America

Dec 16, 2014 6:55 PM

On Saturday, my friend went to the hospil with extreme pain. They gave him a script for hydrocodone. He took the drug to Walmart. We had made plans to meet later to play card with my wife and his mother. So I asked him how muched his medicine was going to cost him. He said it was ready already. I told him to humor me. I asked him the price again and he said $18.00. I looked in the looked in the app and found a coupon for walmart on the card to bring the price to $7.25. I thought that was great.

Dec 17, 2014 7:36 AM

Is it available on android? And is it only for the US?

Dec 17, 2014 10:25 AM

It's U.S. Only

Dec 20, 2014 6:35 PM

As a pharm tech and a chronic pain sufferer I can help you from the other side of the pharmacy counter. Depending on what state you live in you cannot use most coupons with Medicare part D. So what I would suggest is to see if the pharmacy has a 9.99 for 90 day supply. Also most part D insurances do not cover narcotics unless in hospice care. And I would like to pass along a tip to you all who legitamily are in pain do not call the pharmacies and ask if they have certain narcotics or how much a certain amount cost. as a pharmacy technician we are told that if someone calls to inquire about narcotics we are to say we do not have them no matter if we do. It is a safety issue for the pharmacy. I hate having to tell legit people this but I do not mind the ones who bring me fake scripts-we know the differance Just by looking at it. Sorry to the ones who really need it but get turned away.

Dec 20, 2014 9:24 PM

I don't know what pharmacy you're at, but that isn't true for Walgreens or CVS. I have had to call around to find out who had my scripts in stock and I have never had a problem locating them. Also, Medicare Part D DOES cover narcotics, as I have been getting mine through it for a long time.

Dec 25, 2014 11:13 PM

Yes, my part D covers narcotics. My medicine usually cost me $30.00. But with the Drug Rx app, if I use the pharmacy I usually go to, they have a coupon. It will only cost me 9.95 without using my Part D. That is the nice part of the app. It shows you the pharmacy, and it list the price of the drug there

Dec 25, 2014 11:18 PM

I am sorry, I didn't finish my sentence. It shows you the pharmacy. It list the retail cost of the drug at that pharmacy. But Then, it will show you the cost of the drug minus the discounts.

Dec 26, 2014 5:07 AM

Thanks I will look into this.

Dec 26, 2014 8:49 AM

I am in Maryland and depending on what type of part D coverage you have they might cover them,but for the ones who chose to go the cheaper route normally part D will not cover it or even a simple cough medicine withy codeine in it. I understand the frustration you go through as I am a chronic pain patient. As far as insurance goes we have no control over what drug your plan covers. Most pharmacies have a contract with certain drug companies and warehouses. ( McKesson,cardinal, etc...) as a tech when I type your rx into the computer and insurance info I get different replies depending on what drug and insurance you have. It could be paid in full, copayment, prior author, or reject which we then call your insurance and try to get an override. So like I said before not all plans cover some meds, it all depends on many factors and when you come get your meds and have to pay a lot please do not scream that " we are robbing you blind", it is not us, it is your insurance that sets the price you pay, I am just the person who takes the time to count the amount of meds,make sure it is correct, and safe for you. Please everyone be Nice to us over worked,underpaid and, very stressed out pharmacy workers. (Techs and pharmacists)

Dec 26, 2014 8:49 AM

I am in Maryland and depending on what type of part D coverage you have they might cover them,but for the ones who chose to go the cheaper route normally part D will not cover it or even a simple cough medicine withy codeine in it. I understand the frustration you go through as I am a chronic pain patient. As far as insurance goes we have no control over what drug your plan covers. Most pharmacies have a contract with certain drug companies and warehouses. ( McKesson,cardinal, etc...) as a tech when I type your rx into the computer and insurance info I get different replies depending on what drug and insurance you have. It could be paid in full, copayment, prior author, or reject which we then call your insurance and try to get an override. So like I said before not all plans cover some meds, it all depends on many factors and when you come get your meds and have to pay a lot please do not scream that " we are robbing you blind", it is not us, it is your insurance that sets the price you pay, I am just the person who takes the time to count the amount of meds,make sure it is correct, and safe for you. Please everyone be Nice to us over worked,underpaid and, very stressed out pharmacy workers. (Techs and pharmacists)

Dec 26, 2014 8:49 AM

I am in Maryland and depending on what type of part D coverage you have they might cover them,but for the ones who chose to go the cheaper route normally part D will not cover it or even a simple cough medicine withy codeine in it. I understand the frustration you go through as I am a chronic pain patient. As far as insurance goes we have no control over what drug your plan covers. Most pharmacies have a contract with certain drug companies and warehouses. ( McKesson,cardinal, etc...) as a tech when I type your rx into the computer and insurance info I get different replies depending on what drug and insurance you have. It could be paid in full, copayment, prior author, or reject which we then call your insurance and try to get an override. So like I said before not all plans cover some meds, it all depends on many factors and when you come get your meds and have to pay a lot please do not scream that " we are robbing you blind", it is not us, it is your insurance that sets the price you pay, I am just the person who takes the time to count the amount of meds,make sure it is correct, and safe for you. Please everyone be Nice to us over worked,underpaid and, very stressed out pharmacy workers. (Techs and pharmacists)

Dec 26, 2014 8:49 AM

I am in Maryland and depending on what type of part D coverage you have they might cover them,but for the ones who chose to go the cheaper route normally part D will not cover it or even a simple cough medicine withy codeine in it. I understand the frustration you go through as I am a chronic pain patient. As far as insurance goes we have no control over what drug your plan covers. Most pharmacies have a contract with certain drug companies and warehouses. ( McKesson,cardinal, etc...) as a tech when I type your rx into the computer and insurance info I get different replies depending on what drug and insurance you have. It could be paid in full, copayment, prior author, or reject which we then call your insurance and try to get an override. So like I said before not all plans cover some meds, it all depends on many factors and when you come get your meds and have to pay a lot please do not scream that " we are robbing you blind", it is not us, it is your insurance that sets the price you pay, I am just the person who takes the time to count the amount of meds,make sure it is correct, and safe for you. Please everyone be Nice to us over worked,underpaid and, very stressed out pharmacy workers. (Techs and pharmacists)

Dec 30, 2014 10:20 AM

GoodRX is great. We just started using it this month for my wife's prescription that usually costs $116 for 1 month we paid $11.56 for it at Walgreens a90 day supply would be $22

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