Friday, October 24, 2014

Want to Save Money on Your Prescriptions? You Can (and easily so) with LowestMed

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

When you are looking to get a prescription filled, you definitely want to get it for the best price. I know we have had the experience of getting a medication for my husband for a long time, at the same place...only to switch over to another pharmacy and find he could have been getting it for quite a bit less less the whole time. Bummer! Fortunately, there is now a better way to find the lowest prices in your area, fast (without having to put in any personal information).

First you select the name and the strength/quantity
of the required medication.
Screen Shot courtesy of  LowestMed

LowestMed is the first pharmaceutical price-finder smart phone app that offers free discount cards. It’s helping thousands of families significantly lower their prescription drug costs.

In order to find the best prices on prescriptions, LowestMed has created relationships with the nation’s leading supermarkets and pharmacy chains. Brad Bangerter, CEO and creator of the LowestMed app developed the program to address the rising costs of healthcare.

You can see that the savings (in the example provided above)
is right around $13. That kind of savings is a big deal!
Screen Shot courtesy of  LowestMed

LowestMed is the first free mobile app in the industry to provide consumers with the ability to view and compare prescription drug prices. The app compares prescription prices through leading supermarket and pharmacy chains in the consumer’s neighborhood. It’s available on iPhone, Android and Windows phone devices.

Easy to use, simply type in prescription
name, and your zip code.
Screen Shot courtesy of  LowestMed
Here is a map shot you can easily access on the app.
Screen Shot courtesy of  LowestMed

It offers free and confidential pharmacy savings in the palm of your hand, and never asks for personal information—having an optional location setting, which it uses only to find pharmacies in the area. You can also choose not to have the automatic location setting on, and simply enter a zip code to locate a find pharmacy.

LowestMed is useful to everyone, because not all prescriptions are on the formulary list. With healthcare changing, employees now have an option to enroll in a Health Care Savings Plan, which means the employee pays full price for all healthcare expenses until they reach a deductible. 

The word affordable can cause confusion when dealing with the Affordable Care Act. This term gives patients a false impression that healthcare is either free or inexpensive. In reality, “affordable” pertains to the premiums for healthcare and the subsidies some receive to help pay the premiums. The actual cost of healthcare is still high and many drugs can be very expensive.

Did You Know?

After surveying 98 people, LowestMed found 34 percent of those individuals skipped taking medications because their prescription costs too much. That same survey indicated 24 percent of individuals questioned had a prescription not on the formulary list, and 94 percent have had someone in their immediate family need a pharmaceutical drug. To help consumers afford medications, LowestMed provides free tools for consumers to find the best price on medications.

The LowestMed app is as simple as typing the prescription into your smartphone. For more information about the benefits of LowestMed and directions to use the app, visit www.lowestmed.com/free.

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49 comments:

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I am going to have to have my Hubs check this out. He is the one that uses prescriptions. I don't use any.

Jeanine said...

Wow that sounds great! Perfect for those who use regular prescriptions for sure!

Pat Hatt said...

Saving money is always a good thing

Pam said...

This sounds really convenient. I am all about anything that helps me save money, especially on things I actually need.

Binky said...

Too bad it doesn't work for other countries.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Thank you for this important info, Rosey.
Regarding your comment, you are very personable and kind - clearly not someone who's blogging just to make some extra cash for herself.

Have a great weekend.

Sandee said...

I use mail order Express Scripts and they are pretty cheap too. That will change when I turn 65. No longer can use that way to get my meds to it's back to a pharmacy. I'm not doing the government meds. Hubby had several nightmare experiences.

What a great post for those that want to save some money.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Michael D'Agostino said...

I get all my meds on the black market. It's cheap and you almost always get what it says on the box.

Virginia Higgins said...

I'm so glad we have prescription coverage. I have friends who don't, so I'll be sharing this with them.

Ben Butler said...

This is totally awesome. Prescriptions get so expensive. This is a great way to find the best prices. Hey, we do it for everything else!

mail4rosey said...

Right back at you on being personable and kind. And thank you!

mail4rosey said...

I've been to a Black Market in Scotland. When our hosts said, 'Whatever you do, don't take a picture,' I laughed. And then we got there... lolol! Other than that, they were completely normal hosts. :)

mail4rosey said...

I'm sorry to hear your husband's had a hard time with it. I wish this app had been around when my grandma was struggling. Her prescriptions even with insurance got pretty costly.

mail4rosey said...

I do love this app. I wonder if there's something similar where you live?

Colette S said...

This can be very very helpful.
Prescriptions are really expensive!

Ann B said...

This looks like a great app. Medication can be so expensive these days. I would love to know the cheapest place to pick it up.

Pauline Cabrera said...

LowestMed has been helpful for me in saving some cash.

Janet W. said...

I'm going to share this with my husband. Prescriptions can really add up.

Juliana RW said...

Looks great apps. I am not sure it is available in our country.

DeDa Studios said...

Sharing this app with my hubby ~ he takes a lot of meds and is always looking for new ways to save money.

Kung Phoo said...

Awesome.. the prescriptions are getting a little out of hand! Always looking to save money somewhere..

Bismah Abdelgawad said...

Looks like a great app and handy to have! Always nice to be able to save money.

menopausal mama said...

Thank you, thank you. THANK YOU for this---we have been spending a small fortune on our meds!

Scott said...

That's a really great idea for an app! We're not in the need as we have great insurance, but I do know plenty of people paying out of pocket that this would benefit.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

A smart app to have

Chrystal Mahan said...

That is really cool. I will have to show this to my husband as he has multiple monthly prescriptions. We don't have a lot of pharmacies in the area but it would be nice to know if hes getting the lowest price since we don't have insurance right now.

Carly said...

It is ridiculous how much medications cost anymore. It's great that there's an app like this to help us find the cheapest ones, though.

Danielle said...

Great tool. Especially for those with many medications, fixed income, etc. Thanks!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

Saving money on prescriptions is really important to me because I have preexisting medical conditions. This is a great service.

valmg said...

This sounds like it would be especially useful for folks with no insurance at all, along with those that have varying out of pocket costs.

Stephanie Barnhart said...

always love a good article on how to save money! great info!

Melissa Vera said...

Thank you for letting us know about this awesome site. I have to take tons of meds due to an auto accident and this app would be so useful.

Sojourner Williams said...

this looks like a great service. medication can be expensive!

The Positive MOM said...

That is one good app. I don't take meds, but I'll have to let some friends know about it, since it sounds very useful and helpful with the savings.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

The cost of medicine is extremely high, and that can be bad especially when you are in immediate need of the medicines. Thanks for sharing this helpful app!

Brian Miller said...

huh interesting...and def helpful to many because meds cost so much...walmart is about the cheapest around here....

Krystal Butherus said...

Apps make everything better! I'll keep an eye out for this one!

Amber said...

I am always up for something that will save me money! I have never heard of this before, definitely something I want to look into! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

We don't get meds very often, but it's nice to know there is an easy way to compare prices. Thanks for sharing.

Christie C said...

I just heard of this app recently. It would be so great to know the price of your meds before you walk in!

Shell said...

Thanks for sharing this! We have to get a few meds next month before our new health insurance kicks in and I could use any discount out there!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Can it take a particular insurance into account, or is it for use without? We used to have a dog that we had to buy seizure meds for at the pharmacy. It would've been handy for that, since dogs don't have insurance!

alissa apel said...

Insurance! Uggg!

Right now we only have 1 prescription. That's for Travis' antibiotic for his eye. Nothing on going, yet...

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I don't take any medications, but my Hubs does. I am going to show him this so he can check it out.

Melissa Coleman said...

Meds are so expensive now. Definitely worth taking the time to save some money on them.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Jason could really use this. He usually pays $7 for meds, but went to a different pharmacy 2 weeks ago and they tried charging $28! He complained and did get them for the $7, but with the app he would have known what he was walking into before hand!

David Fultner said...

Thanks I take 13 meds. This should help.

mail4rosey said...

Some dogs do have insurance, no kidding. :) It is for use w/o insurance.

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