Consumers can save on meds by shopping around, study finds

Consumers can save on meds by shopping around, study finds

Consumers can save on meds by shopping around, study finds
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Price shopping could help consumers save as much as $5,400 annually on asthma inhalers and $102 on hypertension drugs, according to a study conducted by the US Public Interest Research Group. Researchers surveyed over 250 pharmacies in 11 states to determine the prices of 12 drugs for asthma, hypertension and diabetes, and they found that eight of those medicines were 8% to 840% cheaper at smaller, independent pharmacies compared with prices at large pharmacy chains.

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