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Need Better Drug Prices? There’s An App For That

Free clinics have long been a part of the American health landscape. Doctors and nurses donate their time, money, and effort to the uninsured and underinsured who don’t have enough money to get an appointment at a regular clinic. By doing so, they improve the health of the community and keep more people out of emergency wards. Not only is this the nice thing to do, it also keeps the cost of health care low with preventive medicine.

However, while a clinic can handle diagnoses and medical advice, a lot of conditions need a medication regimen for either short-term or long-term care. Filling and paying for prescriptions is something else entirely, and so uninsured patients who want to treat their conditions also need to find sources of heavily discounted and free prescription medication.

As a result, many smartphone apps have been attempting to fill in that coverage gap by linking uninsured patients to the programs and pharmacies that can get them the medicine they need at a price they can afford. This includes essentials like insulin and antibiotics, which also helps the community by curing someone with an infectious disease.

For example, the Virginia Health Care Foundation recently got into the game by developing an app that points the 300,000 Virginians who are still uninsured to locations and programs that will let them get needed medication at the lowest prices possible. Other apps let you compare the price of medications at different pharmacies and can work on a nationwide scale.

Another way you can cut down the cost of pharmaceuticals is by getting a USA Rx pharmacy discount card. Doing so is free and easy, and the only information we need from you is a name to put on the card and an email address to send it. We also partner with businesses and organizations that want to offer a special discount to their members and employees.

With our card in hand, you can expect discounts on all prescription medications from foot creams and antibiotics to painkillers and specialist meds. To find out more, you can call our toll-free number at 888-277-3911 or send us an email at [email protected]

Published June 20th, 2017 by Stephanie Clegg
Fact Checked by Chris Riley

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