The article “Taming Drug Prices by Pulling Back the Curtain Online” in the New York Times (February 10, 2016) features a new website, Blink Health, which shows reduced drug prices available through local U.S. pharmacies. Its limitation is that savings are mostly on generic drugs, which, for the most part, are already fairly inexpensive. Describing Blink and a similar site, GoodRx, the article notes that, “The sites cannot help much with brand-name drugs, which are made by a single manufacturer and carry prices that can be as high as hundreds of thousands of dollars.”
The article fails to mention that the largest pharmacy savings on the Internet are from international online pharmacies which can offer you the lowest prices worldwide. These prices can be found on PharmacyChecker.com, which “pulls back the curtain” even further than Blink Health and GoodRx by exposing the huge gap (often more than 80%) between drug prices in the U.S. and those in other countries — such as Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Turkey, and the UK. You can also find discounted local U.S. pharmacy prices on PharmacyChecker.com.
The table below shows the lowest prices on popular brand name drugs found on PharmacyChecker.com, BlinkHealth.com, and GoodRx.com in comparison to regular U.S. pharmacy pricing.
Lowest Prices and Greatest Savings on Brand Name Drugs Using PharmacyChecker, Blink Health, and GoodRx
(Strength and Quantity*)
at Local Pharmacy
Off Regular Price (Source)
(250-50; 180 doses )
|$100.99||Not Available||$946.72||$1,179.00||91% (PC)|
(10 mg; 90 pills)
(5 mg; 180 pills)
(100 mg; 90 pills)
(20 mg; 90 pills)
Prices as of February 10, 2016
* Quantity represents a standard 3 month supply.Advair Diskus, Blink Health, Crestor, Eliquis, GoodRx, international online pharmacies, Januvia, local pharmacies, pharmacychecker.com, Xarelto
How much is pro air a month
Cathy, there are several ProAir products available. I’m not sure which one you need but if you search for them on http://www.pharmacychecker.com I’m sure you’ll find what you need.
Do you cover Diabetic Medications? Insulins?
PharmacyChecker has price listings for many diabetic medications. To find what you’re looking for you can go to http://www.pharmacychecker.com and enter the drug you’re looking for in the search box.
I have medicare part D that pays for some of my insulin – lantus and humalog. However, I still pay about 112.00 per each bottle each month. Can you get it cheaper for me and does my medicare insurance still pay their portion?
You can check prices for Lantus and Humalog (one at a time) among approved online pharmacies on PharmacyChecker.com: enter the name in the Compare Drug Prices and click on the search icon then follow the prompts to a list of online pharmacies that carry them. If they require refrigeration, contact the pharmacy of your choice for information about how they ship such items.
Online pharmacies based outside the United States cannot accept Medicare Part D. However, if you plan to order from a U.S. online pharmacy you can contact them to find out if they accept Medicare Part D.
What would the price of Lyric be for 3 months
It appears that Blink is 4 times pricier than the drug store for Eliquis. Is that correct?
If you look at the table you’ll see that although you can save about 8% over the typical pharmacy price with Blink Health and about 16% with GoodRx, the lowest price for Eliquis is for the verified online pharmacies on PharmacyChecker.com, 66% lower than the pharmacy price. See Eliquis price comparisons here.
How and where do we get these prices listed under PC?
If you click on the “PC” link in the right-most column you will go to the pricing page on pharmacychecker.com.
How much is zonisamine, seizsures medication
100 mg three times a day for the dog
PharmacyChecker.com does not have price comparisons for a medication called zonisamine. Please check with your veterinarian to see if it goes by another name.
We now pay $ 67 a month with a pet discount at rite aid
I’m looking for a lower price on bromondine tartrate ophthalmic solution 0.2% or 0.15%.
I we don’t list prices for “bromondine tartrate” on PharmacyChecker, however if your prescription is for Brimonidine (generic for Alphagan), you can find prices here: https://www.pharmacychecker.com/generic/brimonidine-prices
How do I get onto blink health
Blink Health is at blinkhealth.com.
However, if you look at the table from the article you’ll see that the savings is greater for many medications at international online pharmacies listed on pharmacychecker.com. You can read more about online pharmacies here: http://www.pharmacychecker.com/online-pharmacies-what-you-need-to-know.asp
I’m looking to find a lower cost per month on humalog and lantus. I just went into the “donut hole” on my insurance and have to pat out of pocket. I don’t have a part D and only 60 yes old. The price I have to pay is an astounding $2611.58 a month for two insulin’s. This doesn’t include my other meds for my heart and lungs.I only get about $1500 a month SS disability. And my wife does work and makes about the same per month. But by the time you pay for your cost of living,(rent, food, electric etc..) There’s no money left to buy the meds. Can any o e help!!??
You can compare prices for those medicines at online pharmacies we have verified here:
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