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You're tired of paying top dollar for your prescription drugs well most Americans are.
So today we're giving you tips on how you can save some real money.
Joining us now is finance expert Carmen Wong -- -- Thanks so much sharper meaning they out big enemy sort of say some people some money on their prescription drugs a lots of good the first -- you say is checked your bill won't PI because there's these codes.
That are tied to cost -- the code is -- wrong.
You basically can be charged twice as much -- god knows how much money.
For prescription that you didn't happen I see you just want to make sure just like a bill at a restaurant or when you check out anywhere.
You want to look and make sure you can check online for the code.
And the drug and just make sure they match hostage captain learn your own code that they that's not my allergy that a lot to human -- yes okay very good.
The next one was fascinating I have no idea you could negotiate.
Down the price of your prescription drug -- your -- here's the secret you can negotiate down.
OK and I were really big -- of doing this here's what you can do just like you can negotiate down a hospital bill.
You can basically talked your pharmacist especially -- some really nice mom and pop independent pharmacy and say.
He can how much would you save me.
You be really surprised -- could be anywhere from 10% to 30%.
Just talk them down there's no trouble -- -- and your doctor can give you samples just have to ask incredible.
Now the opposite.
Side of the coin is ever going to the small mom and pop -- and say you can also.
Go to the big drug companies how do you do that directly to the manufacturers to find out who produces the drug that you have a lot other manufacturers the big pharmaceutical companies actually put aside a percentage.
Of the trucks that they happen.
For need based program for discounted prescriptions so go directly to manufacturers website and they should have something you can click on as they apply for this program and you can get a much lower cost especially this -- -- -- yet it also you say that there's an app for that people have had so much can I think I saved thousands of dollars this year alone.
Simply by apps.
Basically based on your location or locations you entering it'll show you how much the drugs cost.
All around you so just light -- a parking -- so this pharmacy can charged one amount.
This pharmacy can charge 50% less because it's really based on the deal with the pharmacy has directly with their supplier.
Go where it's cheapest to be really surprised -- -- apple hobby shop around that's great then last you say use.
A prescription access discount card -- that while this is the thing is because the search online for cards that will -- you would just can't think it is like a Costco card right seed going and then they have the prescriptions are for a discount.
Does -- -- X is also good want.
Basically can't across the point -- you can shop around for anything don't just show up at the pharmacy.
And swipe your card and just say -- know this is so much money do something about it there's a lot out there to help you.
It sounds like -- if we do all these things how much my impressive.
How thousands and thousands of dollars -- -- even if you have a high deductible so you have a 2000 dollar deductible for the year -- have prescription coverage.
Why not wait a long time to get through that save money every day Carmen -- are great tips jail so much -- out and see if you.
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