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Pharmacist finds extra Rx savings on top of low-cost option for inhaler

A simple switch leads to added savings without leaving the house.

Medication savingsWith any new medication it’s always good to do your research before you start taking it. You want to understand how it will alleviate your health problems and learn about potential side effects as well as costs you can expect based on your coverage. This research can save you major headaches both literally and metaphorically in the form of monetary savings.

Terrance* had recently moved upstate and noticed he was coughing more than usual and having trouble breathing. His doctor found this was due to allergies from a different strand of pollen in this new town and prescribed an inhaler to help combat his reaction and symptoms. 

Before using the inhaler, Terrance decided to consult with a pharmacist** to see if the inhaler his doctor prescribed was the best and most cost-effective option for him.

The pharmacist was able to confirm this inhaler was one of the lowest-cost options and recommended Terrance fill the prescription through online mail order to save even more. By switching to mail-order refills, Terrance now saves $20 on every 90-day fill.

“I never realized that medications can be cheaper when you have them shipped to you. Saving money on my prescription without having to drive to the store? Sign me up! -Terrance 

With access to pharmacists, we offer both patients and physicians a resource for identifying lower cost alternatives that are safe and effective.

About MedSavvy: 

MedSavvy is a unique and innovative health benefit that helps Medicare Members save on medication costs, while improving health and therefore productivity. MedSavvy provides members with online access to medication costs, quality, and side effects in side-by-side comparisons. Additionally, our team of pharmacists* provide online consultations and grade medications using a rigorous evidence-based system. MedSavvy integrates with your existing pharmacy benefit plan as well, and the costs are customized to your health plan and location! 

MedSavvy®  grades how well drugs work.  

If you would like additional information on MedSavvy:

Learn more about MedSavvy 

If you need help finding the right medication for you or want to see if there is an equally effective, cheaper alternative, you can always reach out to a MedSavvy pharmacist through our Ask A Pharmacist feature. 

*Name has been changed to protect the identity of the patient. 

**Pharmacy and pharmacist services are provided by JourniRx, Inc. (a licensed pharmacy).