MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Pharmaceutical companies are raising the costs of your prescription medicine in 2019 and that could affect millions of Americans who rely on prescriptions for their everyday health.
The free app called Retail Me Not RX Saver helps customers in some cases to save up to 50 percent.
The Rx Saver app and website minimizes the financial burden on customers when picking up prescriptions at the pharmacy counter. It doesn’t matter if you have insurance.
It was created by Retail Me Not, the popular app that finds retail coupons, sales and discount from thousands of retail stores.
The company did a study and found nearly 87 percent of Americans have taken prescriptions at some point. With 59 percent who are on recurring prescriptions, that can add up.
The Retail Me Not study also found that 80 percent of people would not fill a prescription was because of cost, lack of insurance, or a cheaper alternative.
The RX Saver is a price comparison tool that allows you to search and compare pharmacy prices in your area, as well as get coupons for your next refill. The website states that even if you have insurance you can still use the search tool to see if you could pay less with a coupon.
Customers can log onto the website or download the app for free. No registration or subscription is required; simply search for your prescription medication, put in your zip code, and a list of pharmacy locations and prices prices will appear.
Hit the “get coupon" button next to the price and pharmacy you like, head to the pharmacy, choose the option to print a coupon or show your mobile device with the coupon to the pharmacist.
RX Saver said it’s not insurance, just a discount program, and Retail Me Not said they also found health insurance doesn’t always mean the lowest price, so it doesn’t hurt to compare prices.