In collaboration with eight leading drug companies, technology firm GoodRx and nearly 40,000 pharmacies, the nation’s top pharmacy benefit manager is offering a program called Inside Rx that provides lower prices on certain prescription drugs to people who are uninsured or those with high deductibles who otherwise would not be able to pay for their medications.
Currently, the program includes 40 branded drugs to treat common illnesses such as allergies, asthma, cardiovascular conditions, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression and diabetes.
Eligible individuals can sign up for the program online and then show an Inside Rx card or a mobile app at a participating pharmacy—which currently includes CVS, Walgreens, Kroger and other national and regional drugstores—to receive discounts on the list price they would normally pay for their prescription. Enrollees in government-sponsored health plans such as Medicare and Medicaid, as well as Tennessee residents, are not eligible.
According to Express Scripts, consumers using Inside Rx can save an average of 34 percent on their medications.