Prescription drug comparison website
Posted January 21, 2013
Have you heard of GoodRX.com? It's a prescription drug comparison site that was started by a former Facebook engineer who thought it should be easier to find the lowest price for prescriptions. Basically, it's a prescription drug price comparison tool that gets pricing information from pharmacies throughout the United States and allows you to search for the lowest price at local pharmacies. They also offer pharmacy coupons (if available) and pricing for online pharmacies.
It's very easy to search for prescriptions on their website. You just enter the prescrtiption name and your zip code. The search engine will then generate a list of area pharmacies that carry the medicine and the price of the drug.
Using the website, you may find that buying a generic drug without insurance at one pharmacy is actually less expensive than buying the same drug with insurance at another pharmacy. If you do not have insurance at all, this could be an especially helpful tool. Once you search for the medication you need, you'll probably want to call the pharmacy to verify the price before you head over to their location.
GoodRX.com even has a mobile app which is great if you are at the doctor's office and want to find the best price for filling your script before you leave the parking lot. Consumer Reports actually recommended their app in May 2012. You can read their recommendation on ConsumerReports.com.
If you have used this website before, please share your experience.
My thanks to Pete, a Smart Shopper reader who recommended I share the information about GoodRX.com.