The retail pharmacy pricing games we uncover every day continues to surprise us. When Discount Drug Network started, we knew that our group purchasing strategy would lower prescription costs for many who face cash-pay scenarios or have high deductibles and co-pays. We also knew that our drug price search tool would be a hit for consumers looking to compare retail pharmacy prices as an added tool to get much-needed savings. What we didn’t realize (or at least weren’t fully prepared for) was the extent to which we’d see very wild swings in pricing for the same prescriptions by pharmacies right across the street from each other!
Retail Pharmacy Pricing Games Exposed
Here’s an example of price manipulation from this past week shared from our customer service team. A customer called in who needed a help comparing prices on Zofran to try and save money. The customer did have insurance and she goes to CVS regularly for all of her prescriptions.
When getting this prescription filled at CVS it’s about 20.00. She is still saving three dollars by going to Kmart.
Ondansetron (Zofran)-Prevents nausea and vomiting caused by cancer treatments (chemotherapy or radiation) or nausea and vomiting occurring after surgery.
8 MG-30 Tablets for the generic
- CVS 624.65
- Rite Aid 36.57
- Kmart 17.16
The price difference between the pharmacies is absurd! Discount Drug Network continues to observe through our pricing platform that pharmacies change drug pricing regularly, using supply and demand as an excuse for charging exorbitant prices.
Discount Drug Network’s Drug Price Finder is a revolutionary technology solution to equalizing drug prices in the U.S. Try it today! Don’t forget to use your Prescription Discount Card or Discount Drug Network’s Rx Savings iPhone app to save today.