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Old 12-19-2011, 09:54 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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I bought a prescription at CVS today; last month it was $30 and today it was $55. The girl said that happened to someone else today too so watch out folks. We are cash paying without insurance so no discounts were applied.
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:52 PM
 
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CVS. RX is cheap.
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:03 AM
 
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Does anyone use Costco?

I looked at their website, but it doesn't seem like they carry as many medications.
I've used Costco for things that weren't covered by our health insurance - they were by far the cheapest.

However, the hours at Costco are VERY limited if you need to pick it up at the store and there's frequently a lot of people waiting.
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I use Medco but my insurance plan covers RX's, it's just that it's cheaper for a 3 month supply and my husband is on 2 meds on a daily basis.
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:40 AM
 
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I've used Costco for things that weren't covered by our health insurance - they were by far the cheapest.

However, the hours at Costco are VERY limited if you need to pick it up at the store and there's frequently a lot of people waiting.
Do you have to be a member to use the pharmacy?
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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sometimes places like walmart, stop and shop or pathmark have either discounted RX's or in my case stop and shop Pharmacy on LI has a free generic antibiotic program. If it's on the list it's free. 2 weeks ago I had to fill a script for Cipro for my hubby and it was free.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Do you have to be a member to use the pharmacy?
Not sure but you can call them or Google to see.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Does anyone use Costco?

I looked at their website, but it doesn't seem like they carry as many medications.
I don't know about online but when I had to buy my meds out of pocket I got my prescriptions filled at Costco's in-store pharmacy. I told the pharmacist I didn't have coverage for meds and she signed me up for the Costco Member Prescription Program they have specifically for people who have no insurance coverage for drugs. You get a separate membership card you show when you fill prescriptions and you get an additional discount over their usual retail price (which is already less than many other places). I know a woman who qualified for a public health clinic who paid just a few dollars less than I paid for thyroid medication.

Also, Target has hundreds of generic meds they fill for only $4. You can access the entire list online.
http://sites.target.com/site/en/spot...armacy_landing

Good luck. Not having coverage is a drag given what medication costs.

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Old 01-01-2012, 03:28 PM
 
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Thanks all.

From my review, the best prices by far are at Costco.

You do need to be a member, and it looks like their medication list is always in flux. There is a chance they might not have the med you need, or may have to order it. Also, they don't keep a list online of all of their meds/prices so you have to call for each medicine. For me, it is also less convenient to pick up meds there.

Walgreens had some decent prices, and has a special program for prescriptions that you pay a $20 yearly fee to enter. Their prices were better then Jewel/Osco.

By far the worst prices were with the mail order company that works with my insurance company (Blue Cross Blue Shield) - Primemail. They were much much higher then Costco. No discount when you are paying all out of pocket.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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If you are a Veteran your best bet is to get into the VA Medical System.Google it on the web for more information.
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