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15 Tips for Saving Money on Prescription Drugs

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Cutting Rx costs

By Karen Pallarito

You might say the United States is a nation of pill poppers. Many adults take at least one prescription drug, but it's not uncommon for older people to be on five or more medications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Even with insurance, drugs can be pricey. Without insurance, the cost may feel so exorbitant you may be tempted to skip or skimp on medication. Don't. There are ways to rein in the cost of prescription drugs, and skipping medication can be disastrous and ultimately more costly than the drugs themselves.

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