I have been using the app for some meds for migraines, and I was impressed by the amount that people could save with this app! I also think it’s great for those who don’t have insurance or have limited insurance (HMOs, etc.), since people should be able to get the best medications for them. However, I have experienced trying to get one medication and my pharmacy knew it was no longer available—the FDA has concerns that really irritate me since it isn’t a controlled substance, but they worry that people can get one of the ingredients OTC, and this could lead to liver (and possibly kidney) problems—mainly liver toxicity. But they only give a small amount of them anyway, and taking the OTC would do nothing for those with migraines that would cause a physician to prescribe this medication anyway. Nothing has stopped my intractable migraines, but I had 2 that helped for a while—I could have a little break! I use other methods for relief and pray. I can still find the coupon for this medication in my area, and that’s just not good! What other meds might still be on the app? I thought the developer was up to date on the different meds in different ways from articles and other information I’ve read and seen. But now I’m not so sure. Please keep the information updated so that patients aren’t unaware. I appreciate that you have helped a lot of people and hopefully can still use the app for myself and others. But it is important to be updated. Thank you!
Better prices than using insurance!
I absolutely love and recommend GoodRx! I lost my insurance in January and have now gotten my new insurance. During that time span I started using GoodRx. I couldn’t believe how cheap some of my medications were! I have been taking multiple medications for years and paying $20 copay on almost every script that I have and my husbands as well. While I have been using GoodRx I have been paying less than my copayments were on my medications. Now that I have insurance again idk if I should continue using GoodRx or use my insurance and pay my copayments. The reason being is that last year I met my out of pocket and had a zero copay on my medicines for several months, however my family out of pocket wasn’t met so my husbands copays still had to be met. I know I will facing many medical bills this year as well but I don’t know if I will meet my out of pocket though so I’m not sure what I’ll do yet. If you don’t have insurance though I definitely would download the app and start using it. It will save you quite a bit of money for sure. Most pharmacies I have dealt with will not accept both insurance and another discount card or app for medications. They will only use one or the other. Get this app and enjoy your extra money that you will save!
Good RX is a lifesaver
I am in recovery for a bad opiate problem I had. I have been clean and sober for going on 2 1/2 years I am very proud of myself for that it was extremely difficult. But the only reason I was able to do it is because of the treatment that I received from my doctor. I guess he is a psychiatrist and a treatment specialist. The meds that I have been taking I want gave me the ability to stop relying on the opiates. But my insurance was just recently canceled because I haven’t been able to work due to the coronavirus pandemic and my prescriptions were going to cost me about $350 a month on top of paying for my doctor visit every month I wouldn’t be able to afford that because of this pandemic. Fortunately somebody recommended good RX to me and it saved me $200 on my monthly meds. If it wasn’t for that I am afraid of what would happen to me if I did not have these meds. If it wasn’t for GoodRx I don’t know if I would be able to continue on the path that I am on which is the one I want to stay on if you need some help getting your prescriptions I recommend good RX to you. It is extremely valuable and will save you a lot of money. Good luck to you all and thanks to the makers of good RX if it wasn’t for you I don’t know where I’d be thank you
I’m very impressed!!!
By v manderson
Have saved literally hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of $ on expensive drugs since I started using it a few months ago. Didn’t try it initially when I first heard about it because I thought it was some kind of scam. Then my doctor’s office gave me a referral to the app. Of course, that legitimized it for me. My pharmacist at CVC told me this is killing them their prices are being so undercut.
Drug prices vary outrageously from pharmacy. Good Rx allows you to choose your lowest price then buy at that pharmacy.
This is how it works. Just anonymously enter your med name, dosage and how many pills a mo you take and a list will come up with pharmacies near you and their prices so you can compare. Choose the one you want, go to that pharmacy and give them your Rx. Show them on your ph their price for that med and they’ll sell it to you for that amount. Just like that! Unbelievable! But not unbelievable to your wallet. I watch and my prescriptions come in the bottles from the manufacturers so it’s not like any switches are made by the pharmacy. You don’t show them their Good Rx pricing on your ph until you’re ready to pay.
Also, very easy to transfer your existing Rx from your high price pharmacy to them.
GoodRX is often cheaper than my health insurance copay
I do not understand how there can be so much variation on the same medications. The need some kind of regulation. GoodRX is as good or sometimes better than actual health Insurance that you pay for. This is a FREE app, I don’t think drug prices should be like the stock market, and that is exactly how it is in the United States. We are the only developed country in the world that does not have some type of government oversight on what pharmaceutical companies can charge for medications. That’s why a lot of medications in Canada and Mexico are a fraction of what they charge for the same dug in the United States. The government should contract with GoodRX to do that. It looks like they already have the infrastructure to at least get it started.
Before GoodRX was around, I remember going to 3 different Walgreens in Ft. Myers on the same day to get my Androgel filled. I got 3 different prices from the same company ranging from $800-$1800. Why can’t medications be close to the same price wherever you go? Like gasoline or the price of beef per lb. Something needs to be done, this is the biggest problem within our healthcare system. Go for it GoodRX, go to congress and get it done!
A life saver
I lost all my medications while traveling to visit a friend in another state. I was under the impression that if my doctors office ordered a replacement prescription for me my insurance would cover the medication. NO! I was stunned at the price of the medication and I called Humana only to find out that after years of being my insurance company, my insurance did not cover lost or stolen medication. If not for this app that saved me hundreds of dollars I really did not know what I was going to do. The pharmacy manager at Walgreens in Eureka Missouri was so kind and respected my situation and told me about this app. I was great full for the information that saved me so much money. I am talking in the hundreds of dollars. I hope someone like her is in every pharmacy and helps a customer in shock because they cannot pay for medicine that is important for their health. She could of not cared about my plight but she listened and told me about Good RX and excepted the coupons even after I had already paid the full price. She refunded my credit card and was so understanding and professional that someone should be aware of what she did for a customer in distress. Thank goodness for this app.
Great savings with no insurance hassle!
Short story: I will never be without the GoodRx on my phone!! Read on if you want to know why. 😉
I discovered GoodRx when my dog needed expensive eye drops. The vet had the GoodRx cards in the exam room. I’m so glad I did because after that, my husband and I transitioned to a high deductible plan which meant paying the full insurance prices until our deductible was met. I started shopping around using the app to compare prices for the medications we needed and was happy to see we could save A LOT of money!! 💰
In the past two years, I’ve had multiple major reconstructive surgeries on my hands/wrists/arms and had to be on narcotic pain relievers afterward. New regulations made it easy for my insurance to deny me access to the medications my doctor prescribed even though I had met my very large out of pocket max for the year. GoodRx prices gave me an affordable alternative which allowed me to avoid the hassle of getting my insurance to pay...which would have meant suffering in pain while fighting with them! I am grateful I had access to an alternative that didn’t cost me a fortune. I tell everyone that will listen to check out GoodRx!! 😁
By Banana Who
I was diagnosed with breast cancer. They started me on hormones and I paid $250 for a 90 day script. Then my treatment changed because I needed chemo. So I was prescribed something different and I mentioned to my doctor about what I paid for the first. He was stunned. He gave me a Good Rx card and looked up the hormones, I could have paid only $15 for them with Good Rx. When Walgreens told me $500+ for my 2 new prescriptions, I asked if they didn't have the discount cards, and was offered a $20/mo membership with them that would bring my prescriptions price down to $108 Somehow I couldn't accept that either. I loaded the app to my phone, compared prices and called Hy-Vee to ask about moving my prescriptions. The pharmacist I spoke to at Hy-Vee did get my scripts transferred and she was really helpful. I paid under $25 that was fantastic! Imagine if I never asked, Dillons would have let me pay $1,000 for 4 x hormones. The only thing that could be greater is if they would give me back the $235 they made me over pay, but with Good Rx I feel pretty confident that it's the best way to go. And I highly recommend having this card, I'm really happy to have it!
This fantastic service helps me as a physician to help my patients beat the unreasonable and unforgiving pharmacists, health insurance companies and big Pharma. It’s still disheartening that I have to tell patients that the pharmacists will not voluntarily tell them that they can pay less if they pay cash than if they use their “health insurance”. The pharmacists always take the highest price, and only render the lower price when the patient knows they have the right to receive a lower cash pay price. The health insurers are in cahoots with the pharmacist in this cheat. And of course the health insurers are taking over the pharmacy industry by directing patients to “pharmacy benefit managers” who work really hard at benefiting them selves.
Good RX works so well, I’m waiting any day for it to disappear after being purchased by one of the evil “pharmacy benefit managers”. They are “managing” things all right. They’re bringing healthcare to a screeching halt by requiring prior authorization for healthcare that actually benefits people. They don’t want people to receive healthcare that works. They are only interested in enriching themselves.
Unbelievable that more people don’t know about this
My first time, unfortunately. I could’ve saved sooo much money in the past if I had known about this😔 So.. I had my prescription called in to a different pharmacy due to the one in my doctor’s office being closed for remodeling. It’s normally $20 even there. The pharmacies near were a Publix and a CVS. At Publix it was $87 and at cvs it was $98. Something told me to google apps that could possibly save me money. I remember reading or hearing about that somewhere at some time. I ended up downloading this app, after reading the reviews, and giving it a shot. When I tell you the coupon it gave me for public showed the price of $37!! BUT when he scanned the coupon off of my phone, it went even lower.. to $33!! No complaints, wxcept I wish I had known way sooner! Just such a shame they won’t tell you about this!! As a single parent trying to make ends meet, like ALOT of us are, I’m sure, any help is always needed! Thank you soooooo much for this app and the help you provide!!!🙏🏼🙏🏼 Again.. I’m just in shock.. this is truly unbelievable!