Consumer Reports Rx Price Comparison

As prescription drugs in the U.S. move from manufacturer to consumer, their prices get marked up by a series of middlemen. By the time a drug gets to you, it’s often priced several times higher than its actual wholesale acquisition cost. 

At mailmyprescriptions.com it is our mission is to offer every American the drugs they need at the lowest price possible by making our competitors margins your savings.

Drug prices ARE NOT set in stone and can vary significantly among pharmacies and retail stores. In a recent investigation published in the May 2018 issue of Consumer Reports, it was found that big pharmacy chains consistently charge the highest drug prices in comparison to supermarket drugstores, and independent pharmacies. When we compared our prices to all of those in the report we found that our prices were always significantly cheaper.

Here is how our prices compare to other popular pharmacies in reference to Consumer Reports findings: 

            RETAILER PRICE (30-Day Supply) TOTAL AVERAGE PRICE
Pioglitazone (Actos) Celecoxib (Celebrex) Duloxetine (Cymbalta)

Atorvastatin   (Lipitor)

Clopidogrel   (Plavix)
mailmyprescriptions.com   $5 $17 $15 $6 $3 $46
HealthWarehouse.com   $12 $22 $13 $10 $10 $66
Costco   $16 $26 $35 $13 $16 $105
Independents              $19             ($10–$493)            $34             ($11–$295)              $31               ($20–$267)                 $15                  ($8–$197)           $15            ($8–$260)              $107            ($69–$1,351)
Sam’s Club   $20 $38 $31 $20 $45 $153
Walmart   $132 $203 $123 $30 $30 $518
Kmart  $160 $185 $120 $35 $35 $535
Grocery Stores              $113            ($10–$349)          $189            ($46–$250)              $170              ($13–$223)                 $32                  ($11–$71)            $36             ($7–$224)           $565            ($88––$1,117)
Walgreens   $167 $204 $251 $65 $65 $752
Rite Aid   $255 $194 $170 $128 $119 $866
CVS/Target   $270 $187 $195 $135 $141 $928

- The chart shows average discounted retail prices that pharmacies quoted for a one-month supply, per the reports' findings.

- We have added our estimated prices based on their findings, not inclusive of shipping and handling fees.

- All prices are rounded to the nearest dollar.

Here is how consumer reports compiled this table:

"To find out, Consumer Reports’ secret shoppers called more than 150 drugstores across the U.S.—representing dozens of chain pharmacies, supermarket drugstores, and independent pharmacies—to compare prices for five commonly prescribed generic drugs.”

To learn more about the Consumer Reports investigation here, check out the May 2018 issue or go to ConsumerReports.org.

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