Medco By Mail Informative - You May Be Getting Ripped Off by Using Your Mail-In RX Provider
USA -- I have always found our mail-in prescription company to be quite the money saver. Not so any more.
I recently filled a 30-day RX at our local Kroger Pharmacy (Fred Meyer). I was only charged $4 because my prescription was on their special list (generic) which qualified me for this great savings.
I then took my other 90-day prescription home and mailed it in, like I have always done, to Medco so I would realize my savings--not.
I received the 90-day supply back with a charge of $20--which is $8 more than I would have spent at the Kroger store for the same amount.
So, I think it's important to note. Call your mail-order RX company before sending in your RX. I didn't do that because of the past savings. Now a few of the local pharmacies--Kroger, Wal-Mart, just to name a couple, are offering $4 prescriptions for generic drugs. If you can use the generic, then definitely do. Of course, I realize, that not all generics are created equal, but if you can use them, it will save you a lot of money.
So, what it all boils down to is even if you don't have ANY insurance, you may be able to take advantage of the huge list of generics local stores are offering for $4. Call to see if your medication is on the list. I was ripped off, but I have learned a valuable lesson.