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Need help paying for medications? Learn about prescription insurance, prescription assistance plans, Medicare Part D and the doughnut hole. Find ways to get help paying for the medication you need.
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How to Save On Drugs - Government Programs
You can save on the cost of your medications by exploring federal and state government programs. Whether or not you have health insurance with drug coverage, these programs may help you save money.

Understanding Your Doctor's Prescription
Your doctor uses abbreviations (based on Latin words) that tell your pharmacist which medication to give you and directions on how to use that medication. Learning to read a prescription immediately after your doctor writes it will help make sure that you know what medication you are getting. It will also give you a chance to ask questions about your doctors instructions.

Understanding Your Health Plan Drug Formulary
A drug formulary is a list of generic and brand name drugs that are preferred by your health plan. Since your health may limit the medications it will pay for, it is important for you understand your health plan's drug benefit and formulary.

Foreign Pharmacies - Buying Drugs from Canada and Mexico
Buying drugs in Canada and other foreign countries can save money. Due to the high price of prescription drugs, many Americans buy their medications by crossing the border into Canada and Mexico or when they travel to a foreign country.

Online Drugstores - Are they Safe?
Online pharmacies can provide you with an easy way to buy medications at a more affordable price. Online drugstores are convenient if you live in a rural area, do not drive, or if you are disabled, frail, or homebound. Online drugstores let you compare drug prices and shop for bargains.

Pill Splitting - Splitting Pills Saves Money on Medications
Splitting pills has become a popular way for people to save money on some prescription medications. Learn how to split pills safely and what types of pills cannot be split.

Save Money on Drugs – Online Information to Help You Save
Save money on drugs by going online. The Internet is a valuable source of information if you are having difficulty paying for prescription medications.

Low Cost Drugs - More Ways to Save Money on Your Medications
As medications continue to rise in price, the cost of treating a chronic illness may become a serious burden. Whether or not you have health insurance, these eight tips may help you save money on your medications.

Generic Drugs - Are They as Safe and Effective as Brand-Name Drugs?
Whether you have prescription drug coverage or not, if you use generic medications when appropriate for your health condition you can save money – often more than 50% less than the brand name drug. But, are generic drugs safe? According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), generic medications are as safe and effective as the brand name equivalent.

Low Cost Drugs - Ten Ways to Save Money on Your Medications
Save on the cost of drugs by following these 10 recommendations. You can find cheap drugs or less-expensive alternatives by taking charge of your healthcare.

Generic Drugs - Save Money with Generics
Generic drugs can save you up to 80% on the cost of a prescription when compared with the brand name drug. Generic drugs are readily available to treat many common health conditions. More than 50% of all prescriptions in the U.S. are filled with generic drugs.

Mail Order Drugs - Buy Your Drugs Through the Mail
Mail order drugs may be available through your health plan or Medicare Part D. Mail order drug programs are convenient and can save you money.

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