Indies or chains? Find the lowest birth control price

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Indies or chains? Find the lowest birth control price

(Updated 2022) As we wrote in an earlier blog post on birth control prices, when you need to fill a prescription, it pays to shop around. What do birth control pills cost? Prices can vary a little or a lot. Compare big box pharmacies, such as Rite Aid, CVS, Costco or Walgreens, with the little […]

Retail clinics may cut into primary care, RAND study finds: Reuters

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

“The health clinics in pharmacies and other retail stores may be convenient, but they may also take a bite out of the traditional doctor-patient relationship, a new study suggests,” writes Amy Norton on Reuters Health. “Retail health clinics operate mainly out of chain pharmacies, but they’re also in some grocery stores and ‘big box’ stores […]

Around the marketplace: Quick hits

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Around the marketplace: Quick hits

  I just picked up a prescription for one of my twin daughters. The CVS pharmacy first thought the prescription was for her twin sister, who’s in their computer; the charge was $10. When the person at the counter finally figured out it was a different daughter, who wasn’t in the computer, and changed the […]

Morning Meds

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Morning Meds

I’m new here to ClearHealthCosts, and jumping right into the pharmacy beat. I’m looking forward to it–even for those of us who rarely darken the door of a local hospital may have longtime prescriptions that need to be filled. And like nearly everything in the health care world, figuring out how to get the most […]