Please help me find cheap prescription meds.
March 10, 2012 3:28 PM Subscribe
Please help me lower the cost of my prescription meds.
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have recently been prescribed Adderall for ADD. My doc gave me a script for 60 days Adderall 10mg XR (2 pills per day). I took this to the pharmacy and was told that the cost for this prescription is (approx.) $360/month. THIS IS INSANE. I have full BCBS health insurance through my job. Unfortunately, it is a deeply crappy health insurance plan that doesn't cover anything until I have met my annual deductable of $2000. I have prescription coverage through Medco and I called them today to confirm that I do indeed need to meet the deductable before they pay for anything. I also have an HSA that I contribute the max amount to (around $167/month, pretax) which is currently at about $1000. The lady I spoke to at Medco said that maybe there were other alternatives and I should talk to my doc. She said that the regular Adderall tabs were much cheaper than the extended release ones at like $40/month. I have left a message with my doc to see if this would be a viable option and am waiting to hear back.
In the meantime, could someone please let me know if I have any other alternatives? I have lived out of the country for quite some time and have no idea anymore how health care works here. $360 a month for an ongoing prescription seems fucking shocking, to say the least. But the lady at Medco said that was one of the LESS expensive ones!! Does anyone know if I can order this online for cheaper? I've heard of people getting their scripts filled through Canada, but googling cheap prescription meds is a mess, as you can imagine. Can anyone give me any viable, legit options for a person with a prescription who has to pay for their own meds to get them for a realistic price? I make $61k/year if it helps. Absolutely ANY advice would be much appreciated, thanks.