Study highlights cost savings of generic drugs

Published on March 30, 2013 at 4:44 AM · No Comments

Consumer Reports offers new analysis that finds not all patients realize they can save big by shopping around for drugs. Meanwhile, two outlets look at insurance coverage issues for couples.

Reuters: Prescription Drugs Cost Least At Costco And Most At CVS: Study
Some of the most popular prescription drugs that recently became available in generic form are sold at the lowest prices at Costco and at the highest prices at CVS Caremark, according to an analysis by Consumer Reports. Failing to comparison shop for drugs -- such as generic Lipitor to lower cholesterol or generic Plavix to thin the blood -- could result in overpaying by $100 a month or even more, depending on the drug, the report said (Sherman, 3/28).

Kaiser Health News: Q&A: Can They Do That? Rules For Pricing Spousal Coverage
Consumer columnist Michelle Andrews answers a reader's question about employers who charge a different premium to cover a spouse who has coverage available through his or her own job (Andrews, 3/29).

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