Stories from ctwatchdog.com about drug and medical costs.
About ctwatchdog.com: George Gombossy is the editor and publisher of ctwatchdog.com. George launched the site in August 2009, after working at The Hartford Courant as a consumer columnist and business editor. Its mission is to provide important consumer news about Connecticut.
While politicians and big pharma fight about whether or how to lower our drug prices, Americans have many alternatives they can use to greatly reduce their cost for medicine. The best way to save money on prescriptions is by using the internet. The easiest way is to use GoodRx. You need to use both the GoodRx smart phone app as well as its internet version. Recently, the GoodRx app did not list the average retail prices, but the internet site did.
Until recently, doctors in America urged most of their patients – starting at age 50 – to undergo a colonoscopy to detect colon cancer. But that is no longer the case. Many are now recommending that testing start at 45, unless a family history or health issue warranted a test at an earlier age. And there are good reasons why those much younger should take an inexpensive at-home test which one can buy for $24.99 on Amazon without a prescription. Colon cancer is increasing in younger people.
It’s not widely known, but millions of Americans are importing Canadian drugs, in many cases saving a fortune. All these pharmacies require is a written prescription from your doctor, limited to 100 days supply at a time. Americans purchase their medicine through U.S companies that serve as middlemen like Canada Med Services, based in Sarasota, Florida, the company I use. To continue reading, go to ctwatchdog.com.