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How much are brand name drugs costing you?

Quick and easy ways to save on prescription drugs

Buy Generic

Did you know the average cost of a brand-name prescription is generally three times more than the cost of a generic prescription? Generics are safe and equally as effective as brand-name equivalents, and they save you money. If you are currently taking or will be prescribed a brand-name medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist about a generic alternative.

Compare prices using our Pharmacy Compass

Pacific Blue Cross offers a free online tool called Pharmacy Compass that allows you to compare prices of both brand name and generic prescriptions at different pharmacy locations across British Columbia. By comparing prices and switching to a more affordable medication, you could save hundreds of dollars in out of pocket costs.

Start using Pharmacy Compass today

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1 Canadian Medical Association Journal Study, January 2012
2 (The Canadian Generic Market Year 2013)

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