As more Americans access health care under the new programs, more prescriptions will be generated and the amount of unfilled prescriptions may further increase as people find the brand name drugs unaffordable in the U.S.
White Plains, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2013
Millions of Americans will begin signing up for health insurance programs tomorrow with many uncertain if their prescription medication costs will be covered, according to the New York Times. A new analysis of drug prices by PharmacyChecker.com provides some hope: Americans paying out-of-pocket for brand name medication can save 87% by shopping online from verified international online pharmacies, such as those based in Canada.
According to the Commonwealth Fund, twenty-one percent of insured Americans did not fill a prescription due to cost in 2012. Tod Cooperman, M.D., president of PharmacyChecker.com cautions, “As more Americans access health care under the new programs, more prescriptions will be generated and the amount of unfilled prescriptions may further increase as people find the brand name drugs unaffordable in the U.S.”
For just a single common medication the savings available online can be thousands of dollars per year. An example is the popular anti-depression drug Abilify (aripiprazole). A three-month supply of Abilify (10 mg) costs $2,582.97 at a local New York pharmacy, but is available for as little as $331.20 from a legitimate online pharmacy outside the U.S. that sells to Americans.
See PharmacyChecker.com Price Data Here: http://www.pharmacychecker.com/news/online_pharmacy_prescription_savings_obamacare_2013.asp.
PharmacyChecker.com found that the potential savings from online pharmacies increased from 85% last year to the current 87%. This is due to the fact that brand name drug prices generally increased in the U.S. while staying the same or decreasing in other countries due to price controls.
PharmacyChecker.com was founded by Tod Cooperman, M.D. in 2002 to help consumers safely save money on medication by identifying the lowest drug prices from reputable online pharmacies. PharmacyChecker.com independently checks the credentials of online pharmacies and pharmacy discount cards and provides free and easy online comparisons of drug prices.
For more information, contact Gabriel Levitt, Vice President, PharmacyChecker.com at 718-387-4526 or gabriel.levitt(at)pharmacychecker(dot)com.