Saving on prescription drug costs amid pandemic

Posted at 8:55 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 00:11:28-04

NATIONAL (KTNV) — Prescription drugs can be expensive, especially if you're struggling to make ends meet.

But there are ways to get discounts or even free medications.

Express Scripts is one pharmacy benefits manager offering discounts.

Its new program is for anyone who has lost healthcare coverage because of the pandemic.

The National Community Pharmacists Association says whether you visit an independently-owned pharmacy or large chain, be sure to ask about any available programs.

Also, you could get free or discounted prescriptions through a pharmacy that partners with a community health center. About 1 in 5 independent pharmacies do this.