When you go to the pharmacy, the last thing you want to be blindsided with is a big price tag. For many people this is what happens. They go to the doctor get a prescription for a particular medication. Then they go to the pharmacy only to find that the price of the drug they have to pay is huge. What’s more, the pharmacist cannot tell the person buying the prescription drugs that a lower price might be available if they pay cash. This is something pharmacists are barred from doing by the PBMs and insurance companies they contract with. The only loophole is if the patient asks their pharmacist directly if there is a better price available. The pharmacist can then tell the patient if paying cash instead of using insurance would be cheaper.
The pharmaceutical industry has it all wrapped up in a neat package. Big pharma sets arbitrary prices, unrelated to market conditions. They negotiate with health insurers and PBMs who charge premiums and fees for their services and receive undisclosed discounts on drugs from manufacturers. They are the people who make money. The rest of us have to pay up. We have to pay premiums, co-pays and co-insurance. And what’s more, the contracts between the players in the prescription drug supply chain keep secrecy at the forefront.
None of the actors know exactly who’s paying who for what, they just know they’ll get paid and make money. The secrecy, as discussed earlier, goes down to the pharmacy level. The pharmacist, the only medical professional in the whole chain, is tasked with actually collecting money from the all-too-often cash strapped patient. They aren’t allowed to tell even low income individuals about potentially lower prices unless they’re directly asked. Otherwise they could be sued. For patients trying to get the best price having a big legal obstacle in their way is no help at all.
By shopping with Canada Drugs you can avoid pharma’s secret pricing schemes and strategies and get the best price right away. No need to go through your insurance company. There’s no need to worry about a PBM or other agreement standing in your way of better prices. We offer the best price we can on every product. Take some time and browse our large product offering and see if we can save you money on your prescription drugs. Visit our website or call us today at 1-800-226-3784.