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September 18, 2023

Free prescription discount cards from GoodRx — What's the catch?

  • Here are four potential problems the federal government, pharmacists, researchers and the company itself say you should know about.

    Americans spend more than $420 billion per year at pharmacies for prescription drugs, according to a 2022 report from the Department of Health and Human Services.

    Prescription discount cards help people save money on prescription drugs by offering savings at participating pharmacies. One popular company, GoodRx, offers discounts of up to 80% on prescription drugs at over 70,000 U.S. pharmacies with its prescription savings program. And according to the company's website, “there's absolutely no cost and no catch.”

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