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How can I save money on prescription drugs?

The most obvious answer is to use generic drugs as much as possible. Even if there isn't an exact generic equivalent for what you're taking, there is probably a therapeutic alternative that will work just as well. Don't be shy about telling your doctor you want a generic prescription. I once had pink-eye, and the doctor was going to give me a prescription for an expensive eye drop until I said I wanted generic, even if I had to use it more times a day.

Some medications that have no real alternative may offer coupons from the manufacturer. Usually, your doctor would have some of those if they are available.

If you have no prescription drug insurance, always call around to pharmacies to ask the price. Some pharmacies will offer a discount for seniors or AAA members. 

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