Prescription drug prices have doubled over the past 10 years. What can you do to reduce prescription medication costs?

The high cost of prescription drugs tops the list of concerns Americans have about their health care. Here's a few tips from AARP to reduce costs. Buy generic. Know your coverage plan. Each insurance company uses different drug plan formulas. Ask your doctor if there are others prescription options. Many health plans offer order by mail. Ordering a 90-day supply by mail saves money. Use your employer preferred pharmacy. They often provide discounts. Seek assistance. Visit NeedyMeds.org,, pparx.org. and PatientAdvocate.org. Another good resource is medicare.gov which provides a list of programs that work with Medicare Part D. Lastly, get a pill splitter and slit pills. But do this after talking with your pharmacist or doctor. Certain medicines cannot be split safely.

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