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June 8, 2018

Pharmacy gag rules: Ask first about drug prices

  • Americans overpay because they don't know about low-cost generics, so ask the pharmacist for the cash price and shop around.
    AP Health Writer

    WASHINGTON — “Do you have prescription insurance?”

    It's one of the first questions consumers hear at the pharmacy counter, and many hand over their insurance cards in the hopes of getting a good price. But sometimes using insurance can actually cost more — and even prevent the pharmacist from saying so.

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