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Bargain Discount Drugs
Created: Thursday, 21 Feb 2008, 7:46 AM CST
Valerie Calhoun, FOX13 News
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WHBQ FOX13 myfoxmemphis.com) -- This Bargain Thursday is sure to make you feel better if you have to pay for prescription medications out of your own pocket. It's a free discount drug card that can save you up to 70% on your prescriptions!
Pharmacist Casey Robertson has only been on the job a couple of years, but already she's seen pill prices skyrocket. Until now, a new discount drug card can help you save money whether you have insurance, or not.
The average savings on a brand-name drug is 25%, and the average savings for generic is 45%.
"There are a couple prescriptions it doesn't cover," says Robertson. "But overall heart medication, diabetes, reflux medication, supplements...it works on."
It's the Tennessee discount drug card and it's absolutely free to anyone who lives in Tennessee, and to many who live in other states.
We had Robertson compare the prices. While the costs vary from day to day, she found the biggest savings on generics.
For example, the generic version of the drug Zocor, Simvastatin, costs $150 without the card. You save $130 and pay only $12 by using the Tennessee drug card.
Your average savings may be closer to the $30 range, which is still $30 you can keep in your pocket. Go online to sign up, then print and fill out both cards and take them with you to the pharmacy.
Most major pharmacies accept the card, as do many of the independents. When it comes to saving money, this one just makes sense.