Good RX

Good RX

I have not ingested any prescription meds in at least 40 years but I am curious as to how Good RX can make so many drugs available at massive discounts. My research has not been extensive but I did review a few of the offerings available at our local pharmacies.

I checked and the most often prescribed med is Lisinopril (how do they come up with these names?) The typical retail price for the 20 mg 30 count is $29. An RX coupon is variable at $4 a $25 savings. That’s about 86% off.

A few other examples:

Atorvastatin 40 mg, 30 count  Retail $127.79  RX Coupon $8.65  $119.14 savings or about 93% off.

Sildenafil 20 mg, 30 count Retail $377.89 RX Coupon $13.50 $364.39 savings or about 96% off.

Duloxetine 60 mg, 30 count Retail $213.99 RX Coupon $ 20.49 $193.50 savings or about 90% off.

Omeprazole 40 mg, 30 count Retail $108.31 RX Coupon $9.00 $99.31 savings or about 92% off.

Impressive but how are these discounts possible? Is the pharmacy making outrageous margins at regular retail? Why do they accept the RX coupons that take their margins to almost nil? Are the retails for the original drug and the Coupons just for the generic? How do the manufacturers and insurance companies figure into this Good RX picture? I’m confused and would appreciate hearing from anyone in the know.