Where to find the cheapest prescription meds

11:21 AM, Jun 20, 2011   |    comments
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Families throughout our community are struggling with rising prescription prices, but one website can make a difference -- or at least put more information at your disposal.

In my continued search to find great websites and deals to save you time and money, today's find locates the cheapest prescription meds, as well as generic alternatives.

Enter the name of whatever drug you or a family member is taking, the dosage of that drug and your zip code.

On something like Ambien, MedTipster finds us the best price at Rite Aid -- actually just down the street from our station -- but the site really comes to life on the generic alternatives.

On Lipitor, today's site was quick to suggest a whole list of generic alternatives, presenting savings as high as $20 per prescription.

On something like Lovastatin, the site also shows us that it's $11.99 for 90 pills at CVS versus $15.99 at Ride Aid, as part of the savings pass program.

The site is free to use, there's nothing to sign up for and no spam.

Is it perfect?

No.

It doesn't have every medication out there, but for the few seconds it takes to do the research, I'd rather at least have this information at my disposal.

Today's site may reenforce information you already know or it could serve as a wake-up call. Either way, clear anything with a doctor and pharmacist first -- especially if this site finds you a generic alternative that piques your curiosity.

Keep in mind that MedTipster does not take the place of advice from a medical professional.

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If there's a deal you want me to research or a question you have, I'd love to hear from you. Send an email to ways2save@wkyc.com.

You can watch for new savings tips each morning at 5:50 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. on Channel 3 News Today, and always at WKYC.com.

We receive absolutely no financial compensation for mentioning any company, product, or deal. The purpose of this segment is to find great deals -- that's it.

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