pharmacy http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/2043/all en-US The Cheapest Place to Buy Generic Drugs http://www.wisebread.com/the-cheapest-place-to-buy-generic-drugs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-cheapest-place-to-buy-generic-drugs" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/2457789657_0c8fa02717_z.jpg" alt="prescription" title="prescription" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="197" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you've been buying generic medicine at a major convenience store, you might want to explore other options.</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Live-Chemical-Free-26294537">RELATED:&nbsp;How to Live Chemical-Free</a></p> <p>A recent <a target="_blank" href="http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2013/05/same-generic-drug-many-prices/index.htm">Consumer Reports survey</a> revealed people can pay up to 447% or $749 more on generic medicine at the highest-priced pharmacy, compared to the lowest. Costco had the cheapest prices, while CVS, Rite Aid, and Target had the most expensive prices for generic drugs.</p> <p>The reason why generic drugs are priced so low in Costco is that the discount chain relies on the lower prices to attract customers who will shop for other goods, while stores like CVS and Rite Aid depend on the pharmacy as their main source of income, Stephen W. Schondelmeyer, Ph.D., Pharm.D., a professor of pharmacy economics at the University of Minnesota, tells <b>Consumer Reports</b>.</p> <p>Read on for the breakdown of the lowest- to highest-priced stores.</p> <p>Here is the list of stores ranked in order of the lowest to highest prices, according to the consumer watchdog:</p> <ol> <li>Costco</li> <li>HealthWarehouse.com</li> <li>Familymeds.com</li> <li>Sam's Club</li> <li>Independent pharmacies</li> <li>Kmart</li> <li>Walmart</li> <li>Walgreens</li> <li>Grocery stores</li> <li>Target</li> <li>Rite Aid</li> <li>CVS</li> </ol> <p>Of course, if you have insurance that will cover the cost of the drugs, the price difference may not be that much between the stores. But that might not always be the case, so be sure to comparison shop before you make the purchase. Sometimes the cost of buying a generic medicine out of pocket at Costco may be lower than your insurance copay, according to some redditors <a target="_blank" href="http://www.reddit.com/r/Frugal/comments/1bleik/cvs_charges_133_more_than_costco_for_generic_drug/">in a thread</a> discussing the study.</p> <p>If you are paying out of pocket, it only makes sense to shop at the store that provides the lowest prices. The amount you can save buying medicine can be quite hefty. Shoppers in the study found that a generic Lipitor at Costco costs around $17, while CVS would sell it for $150.</p> <p>And don't forget to also ask for a better price. The consumer magazine says:</p> <blockquote><p>Our analysis showed that shoppers didn't always receive the lowest available price when they called the pharmacy. Sometimes they were given a discounted price, and other times they were quoted the list price. Be sure to explain&mdash;whether you have insurance or not&mdash;that you want the lowest possible price. Our shoppers found that student and senior discounts may also apply, but again, you have to ask.</p> </blockquote> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Are you paying an extreme markup on your generic prescription? Check out this list to find out. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-guestpost-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Guest Post Blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align:center;"><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com" style="border:none;"><img width="300" height="95" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u921/POPSUGARrgb.jpg" /></a></p> <p><em>This is a guest contribution from our friends at </em><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/"><em>POPSUGAR Smart Living</em></a><em>. Check out more useful articles from this partner:</em></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Who-Help-My-Medical-Claim-Denied-18288157">Who Will&nbsp;Help If My&nbsp;Medical Claim&nbsp;Is Denied?</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Insurance-Policies-Arent-Worth-19090574">7 Insurance Policies You&nbsp;Can Live Without</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Difference-Between-HMO-PPO-20771362">The Difference Between an HMO&nbsp;and a PPO</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/popsugar-smart-living">POPSUGAR Smart Living</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-cheapest-place-to-buy-generic-drugs">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-gadget-that-can-save-you-thousands-of-dollars">The $5 Gadget That Can Save You Thousands of Dollars</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/generic-drug-price-lists-for-six-major-pharmacies">Generic Drug Price Lists For Six Major Pharmacies - Updated</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-cheap-treatments-for-year-round-allergies">7 Cheap Treatments for Year-Round Allergies</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-prescription-drugs-for-those-who-qualify">Free Prescription Drugs for Those Who Qualify</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/generic-drugs-not-always-the-same">Generic Drugs: Not Always The Same?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty drugstore generic drugs pharmacy prescriptions Tue, 09 Apr 2013 09:36:44 +0000 POPSUGAR Smart Living 973341 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: The Worst Drugstore Deals http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-the-worst-drugstore-deals <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-the-worst-drugstore-deals" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/drugstore.jpg" alt="drugstore" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips"><strong>Best Money Tips</strong></a> roundup. Today, we reveal the absolute worst drugstore buys, how to find coupon codes online, and why asking for a raise is a good idea in this economy.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><strong>Worst Drugstore Deals</strong> &mdash; Unless you are playing the &quot;drugstore game,&quot; these kinds of retailers can actually be some of the most expensive places to shop. Learn what to avoid when buying at your local drugstore! <a href="http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2010/08/09/worst-drugstore-deals/">Wallet Pop</a></p> <p><strong>15 On-The-Go Breakfast Recipes</strong> &mdash; Need something quick that the kids can take with them in the mornings? There are more than two handfuls of great ideas here! <a href="http://www.parenting.com/recipes-gallery/Recipes/On-the-Go-Breakfast-Recipes">Parenting</a></p> <p><strong>How to Find Coupon Codes Online</strong> &mdash; Shopping online can save you big bucks &mdash; especially when using coupon codes. But where can the best ones be found? Read this handy post for some extra useful tips! <a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/find-coupon-codes-online/">The Digerati Life</a></p> <p><strong>Why You Should Ask for a Raise Now</strong> &mdash; The economy may be slow, but you don't have to give up your dreams of getting a raise! <a href="http://www.popeconomics.com/2010/08/07/why-you-should-ask-for-a-raise-now/">Pop Economics</a></p> <p><strong>Financial Mistakes of Young Families</strong> &mdash; These are so common, but can be very difficult to overcome. Find out the traps that young families often fall into &mdash; and avoid them at all costs! <a href="http://www.engineeryourfinances.com/2010/08/financial-mistakes-of-young-families/">Engineer Your Finances</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><strong>Your Complete Guide to Cheap College Textbooks</strong> &mdash; Looking for the only tips you'll ever need for lowering the cost of your textbooks? I think we've found them! <a href="http://www.couponsherpa.com/ask-coupon-sherpa/your-complete-guide-to-cheap-college-textbooks/">Coupon Sherpa</a></p> <p><strong>Ice Cream vs. Gelato: The Differences of Frozen Desserts</strong> &mdash; Seriously, what's the diff? Get the &quot;scoop&quot; on what makes a custard a custard, and more. <a href="http://www.divinecaroline.com/22145/102289-ice-cream-vs-gelato-differences">Divine Caroline</a></p> <p><strong>6 Back to School Essentials</strong> &mdash; If you're looking for truly savvy products to jump-start learning this year, they are here! Featuring an ergonomic mouse, text-free driving solutions, and more. <a href="http://mylifescoop.com/featured-stories/2010/08/6-back-to-school-essentials.html">My Life Scoop</a></p> <p><strong>Beat the Heat Cooking: Summer Salsa</strong> &mdash; I love this simple salsa recipe! (And since this year has been such a poor time for tomatoes, you can even use them from a can!) <a href="http://inexpensively.com/articles/eating/cooking/recipes/summer-salsa/">Inexpensively</a></p> <p><strong>Car Insurance: Dealing with an Accident</strong> &mdash; If you wrecked your car today, would you know what to do? This step-by-step tutorial is priceless for anyone who drives (or rides). <a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2010/08/10/car-insurance-dealing-with-an-accident/">Five Cent Nickel</a></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-the-worst-drugstore-deals">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/when-deals-matter">When Deals Matter</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/90-off-is-not-a-deal-if-you-don-t-need-it">90% off is not a deal if you don’t need it.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-you-should-never-buy-at-the-dollar-store-and-10-you-should">10 Things You Should Never Buy at the Dollar Store (and 10 You Should)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-things-you-should-buy-at-costco">15 Things You Should Buy at Costco</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-backdoor-to-amazons-70-off-deals">The Backdoor to Amazon&#039;s 70% off deals</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance bargains deals drugstore pharmacy Wed, 11 Aug 2010 19:37:52 +0000 Linsey Knerl 204818 at http://www.wisebread.com The $5 Gadget That Can Save You Thousands of Dollars http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-gadget-that-can-save-you-thousands-of-dollars <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-gadget-that-can-save-you-thousands-of-dollars" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/31XKNN4RYGL._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="Pill splitter" title="Pill splitter" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="250" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Economically, times are still tough. And with healthcare being at the top of a long list of concerns about money, anyone taking medication should invest in a small gadget that can literally save you a small fortune every year. The gadget in question&hellip;a simple pill splitter.</p> <p>Recently I changed jobs and with the change came a rise in my healthcare costs, particularly for medication that I have to take. But never one to just accept the change and pay the extra price, I looked at my options.</p> <p>I wondered&hellip;could I just split a higher dose of the medication in half and get 60 days out of a 30-day supply? After all, when I was weaning myself off a medication a few years ago, my doctor instructed me to cut my pills in half. But instead of going down to a lower dosage, I could request a bigger dosage and simply chop it in half. Double the pills, half the price.</p> <p>The overall cost would be the same as before my insurance costs went up (actually, a tiny bit cheaper) and I&rsquo;d only have to pick up my meds once every two months.</p> <p>It couldn&rsquo;t be that easy, could it?</p> <p>Well, it turns out it really was that easy for me. I take a medication that can be safely cut in half and therefore it was the perfect option for me (more on that in a second). A medication with a $50 monthly co-pay becomes a $25 co-pay. That adds up to a healthy $300 per year savings. If I&rsquo;m on this for the rest of my life (I sure hope not) it would save me thousands and thousands of dollars.</p> <p>But even if it&rsquo;s just for another 3-4 years, that&rsquo;s still a savings of at least $1200 on what is basically the same medication. All it takes is a $4.99 pill splitter from your local drug store, or <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000J195YM?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wisebread07-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000J195YM">Amazon</a> if you prefer.</p> <p>If you take more than one medication per year, you can see how the savings start to add up quickly, especially if you have no insurance whatsoever. Some of these drugs cost hundreds of dollars per month, and if you can chop that in half, you&rsquo;re getting amazing savings.</p> <p><strong>So, are there any pills you can&rsquo;t split?</strong></p> <p>YES. This is a major aspect of pill splitting that you need to be aware of. Some drugs can be split safely with no problems at all (often, the pill will have a small groove down the center to facilitate the splitting process). Others CANNOT be split, as this could cause serious side effects. There are four main types of pills that can&rsquo;t be spilt safely, as noted by <a href="http://healthinsurance.about.com/od/prescriptiondrugs/a/splitting_pills.htm">About.com:Health Insurance</a></p> <blockquote><p><strong>Capsules</strong></p> <p>Capsules may contain a liquid, powder, or tiny pellets. If the capsule is split, the medication inside may spill and be impossible to divide evenly.</p> <p><strong>Extended-release medications</strong></p> <p>Extended-release, or long-acting medications, have coatings or ingredients that control how fast the drug is released from the pill. Splitting these tablets can destroy substances in the coating. This may result in too much of the drug being released at one time, which may cause dangerous side effects, or too little being released, which may cause your health condition to be poorly controlled.</p> <p><strong>Enteric-coated medications</strong></p> <p>Enteric-coated pills have a special coating to prevent the release of medication into your stomach. This is designed either to protect your stomach from the drug or to prevent the drug from being destroyed by the acids in your stomach.</p> <p><strong>Medications that require an exact dose</strong></p> <p>Some medications require that you get exactly the same dose each time you take it. Even very small deviations can cause problems. Cutting these pills could result in a dose that is too low to be helpful or a dose that is dangerously high. A good example of this is Coumadin (warfarin), a powerful blood thinner, which can cause excessive bleeding if you take too much, or allow blood clots to form if you take too little. Coumadin (warfarin) requires very accurate dosing and even a very slight difference in the cut halves can put you at risk for dangerous bleeding or clotting.</p> </blockquote> <p>So as you can see, if you don't check with your doctor first about pill-splitting, you could put your health in danger. Please, make an appointment to discuss your options, your GP will almost always be happy to help you save money and stay healthy.</p> <p>Even the insurance companies are getting in on this, with some now <a href="http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1P2-1628474.html">offering co-pay discounts for splitting your meds</a>. That's a saving on top of a saving.</p> <p>Bottom line, this is a safe and simple way to save yourself big bucks. If you're on a medication right now that can be doubled and split, you'll instantly cut the price of that medication in half. <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000J195YM?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wisebread07-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000J195YM">And all it takes a $5 gadget</a>.</p> <p><strong>Further reading:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_12079731">Cut pills split insurers</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/pill-splitting-when-is-it-safe-when-is-it-unsafe">Pill Splitting: When Is It Safe? When Is It Unsafe?</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.healthyplace.com/depression/antidepressants/divide-over-pill-splitting/menu-id-68/">The Divide Over Pill-Splitting</a></li> </ul> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-gadget-that-can-save-you-thousands-of-dollars">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-prescription-drugs-for-those-who-qualify">Free Prescription Drugs for Those Who Qualify</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-cheapest-place-to-buy-generic-drugs">The Cheapest Place to Buy Generic Drugs</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/generic-drug-price-lists-for-six-major-pharmacies">Generic Drug Price Lists For Six Major Pharmacies - Updated</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/making-money-from-clinical-trials-worth-the-risk">Making Money From Clinical Trials: Worth the Risk?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-about-a-price-list-at-the-hospital-or-doctor-s-office">How About a Price List at the Hospital or Doctor’s Office?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty benefits doctor drugs healhcare medication pharmacy prescriptions Wed, 27 Jan 2010 17:00:03 +0000 Paul Michael 4889 at http://www.wisebread.com Free Prescription Drugs for Those Who Qualify http://www.wisebread.com/free-prescription-drugs-for-those-who-qualify <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/free-prescription-drugs-for-those-who-qualify" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/generic drugs.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="200" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal">Prescription drugs are expensive. While generics do offer some relief, if you have to have several filled, your pharmacy bill can add up fast.<span> </span>Here are a few free prescription promotions to assist a limited number of patients in the U.S. &ndash; But hurry!<span> </span>Some of these offers expire soon!</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>The Blues</strong> &ndash; Several Blues health insurance plans are offering to waive the co-pays on hundreds of generic prescriptions over the next few months as part of an initiative to educate consumers on their effectiveness. While I don&rsquo;t have the exhaustive list of which Blue Cross Blue Shield plans are participating in a no-copay program, here are a few more notable promotions:</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Prescription drugs are expensive. While generics do offer some relief, if you have to have several filled, your pharmacy bill can add up fast.<span> </span>Here are a few free prescription promotions to assist a limited number of patients in the U.S. &ndash; But hurry!<span> </span>Some of these offers expire soon!</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>The Blues</strong> &ndash; Several Blues health insurance plans are offering to waive the co-pays on hundreds of generic prescriptions over the next few months as part of an initiative to educate consumers on their effectiveness. While I don&rsquo;t have the exhaustive list of which Blue Cross Blue Shield plans are participating in a no-copay program, here are a few more notable promotions:</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em>BCBS of Nebraska</em> &ndash; The <a href="http://www.genericsfromneblues.com/pdfs/Flyer_General_Use_Marketing_Version.pdf">health insurer</a> is waiving the copay and coinsurance on generic prescriptions filled between January 1, 2008 and March 31, 2008.<span> </span>That&rsquo;s 3 months of free prescriptions for their customers!</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em>Independence</em><em> Blue Cross</em> &ndash; The Southern PA insurer led the way with its successful <a href="http://www.ibx.com/news_events/announcements/nopay_copay/index.html">No Pay Copay program</a> for generic drugs.<span> </span>This program is scheduled to end December, 31, 2007.<span> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em>BCBS of North Carolina</em> &ndash; While we don&rsquo;t have all the details, <a href="http://www.onlinepressroom.net/bcbsnc/">the company</a> announced that, <span class="searchblurb">beginning </span>January 1, 2008, it is waiving the co-payment for some generic drugs and lowering the cost of 40 brand-name drugs.<span> </span>The health care company's waiver will apply specifically to all generic drugs -- such as Zocor, Norvasc and Glucophage -- that treat congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Publix and Meijer</strong> &ndash; Those of us without insurance, or who are not currently with a Blues plan, can take advantage of <a href="http://www.publix.com/freeantibiotics/">free generic antibiotics</a> filled through <a href="http://store.publix.com/publix/">Publix pharmacies</a>. The covered prescriptions include:<span> </span>Amoxicillin, Cephalexin, Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim (SMZ-TMP), Ciprofloxacin (excluding ciprofloxacin XR), Penicillin VK, Ampicillin, and Erythromycin (excluding Ery-Tab).<span> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">While some public health officials are upset about the program, claiming that Publix is contributing to the progression of antibiotic-resistant diseases, Publix is using its own statistics to justify the program. &ldquo;These antibiotics account for almost 50 percent of the generic, pediatric prescriptions filled at Publix. New or current customers simply need to provide their Publix pharmacist with their prescription, up to a 14-day supply, and it will be filled at no charge. Publix is not limiting the number of prescriptions customers may fill for free.&rdquo;<span> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.meijer.com/content/content_leftnav_manual.jsp?pageName=free_antibiotics">Meijer</a> is also participating in a similar program.<span> </span><a href="http://www.meijer.com/custserv/store_locator.jsp">See this list</a> of store locations.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">While these cost-saving programs aren&rsquo;t going to help everyone, it seems to be a step in the right direction.<span> </span>Do you know of a free prescription promotion that we missed?<span> </span>Email us at <a href="mailto:tips@wisebread.com">tips@wisebread.com</a> and let us know!<span> </span>Here&rsquo;s to your health!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-prescription-drugs-for-those-who-qualify">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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