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How to save money on your prescription drugs

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Get More from Your Benefits, Lowering your out-of-pocket costs

Use Pharmacy Compass to compare prices of prescription drugs

One in 10 Canadians struggles to pay for prescription medications, even when covered by insurance. And one in six British Columbians does not adhere to prescriptions because of cost – a rate nearly twice the national average.1

Pacific Blue Cross is an advocate for ensuring that all British Columbians have access to affordable health care. That’s why we created Pharmacy Compass.

The free, interactive online tool allows you to compare prices of both brand name and generic prescription medications at different pharmacy locations across British Columbia. With Pharmacy Compass, depending on the type of prescription medications you need, you could lower your out-of-pocket drug expenses by up to hundreds of dollars annually.

How Does Pharmacy Compass Work?

Pharmacy Compass is not a mobile application that you download, but a responsive web design that adapts to a range of devices including smart phones, desktop computers and tablets.

Pharmacy Compass compares the average cost (per pill) of brand name and generic equivalent prescriptions sold as tablets or capsules. It does not compare prices of non-prescription products or other dosage forms such as topical products or liquids.

Start using Pharmacy Compass today.
Go to . Read the Terms of Use and click I Agree to continue to the tool.

 1 Canadian Medical Association Journal Study, January 2012
 *Prices shown are per tablet or capsule. Multiply the price shown by the number of pills to determine the approximate cost of your prescription.
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