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A friend writes:

“How much does Vascepa (1 GM) cost?

“CVS – $90 for a 90 day supply (with Oscar’s Rx plan), or $9 with a coupon. I only knew about the coupon because the pharmacy assistant told me!

“I went to Vascepa Savings Program to get it. The coupon is renewable. In fact, CVS logged the coupon info into my account, so I get the discount without having to mention it. I’ve used it for 6 refills so far.”

Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) is used with low-fat and low-cholesterol diet to reduce very low-density triglycerides. it’s essentially prescription-strength omega-3 fatty acids. Read more here.

To learn more about buying prescriptions, take a look at our handbook on buying medications here.

Here’s a post with more information about the ins and outs of prescription drug coupons — many experts say they allow drug companies to increase sales, use tax writeoffs via patient assistance programs and drive demand for medications while a less expensive medication could work as well.

Jeanne Pinder

Jeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded...