Prescription Services

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Organize your medications into an easy-to-read format, that provides in-depth drug interaction data, news, and FDA alerts.

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BoulderRidgeCommunity.com

would like to help our neighbors and friends with their medication situations by providing links to services that can help you.  You should be able to find what you need on this page.

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Need Help Paying For Prescriptions

 

Some pharmaceutical companies offer assistance programs for the drugs they manufacture. Click on the link below to see if your drug name qualifies for any of the programs that are available.

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Use the pharmacy tool below to find the lowest drug

prices.

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Mail Order Medications

Most Medicare Part D drug plans offer mail-order prescriptions. ​

You can order a 90-day supply.​

Medications will be delivered to your door saving you time and money.

In some cases, your health plan will only provide coverage if you use their mail order pharmacy.

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Drug Interactions Checker: 

 

​ Pill Identifier: 

The free NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card can help you save up to 80% off the price of your prescription medications.

 

There are 304 pharmacies within 15 miles of Boulder Ridge that you can use this discount card at.

This is a drug discount program, not an insurance plan.

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) delivers hope to millions of patients in need. Sponsored by America’s biopharmaceutical research companies, PPA is a free, confidential service that helps connect uninsured and underinsured patients to programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free. Since 2005, PPA has helped nearly 9.5 million patients get access to public and private assistance programs.

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Walgreen's Prescription Savings Club:  Membership fee required ($20 individual or $35 family per year). Walgreens Prescription Savings Club members get special discounts off the cash price of thousands of brand-name and generic medications as well as other benefits when they use their Prescription Savings Club Card. Additionally, if you don’t save at least the cost of your membership fee in one year, Walgreen's will give you the difference. 

Senior Discounts for Prescriptions

 

AARP:  With the AARP Prescription Discount Card (provided by OptumRx), AARP members and their families can save, on average, 61% on FDA-approved generic, brand name, or specialty drugs, your current prescription insurance or Medicare Part D plan fails to cover.  Must be a member of AARP to access benefits.  AARP boasts acceptance by 66,000 pharmacies nationwide. 

 

CVS Pharmacy:  Enroll in the CVS ExtraCare Savings and Rewards program.  You’ll receive “ExtraSavings” through personalized coupons delivered on receipts, and online via the ExtraCare Coupon Center. Also, if you fill 10 prescriptions, your can earn $5 ExtraBucks Rewards through the ExtraCare Pharmacy & Health Rewards program. 

 

Costco Member Prescription Program:  The Costco Member Prescription Program is a prescription savings program for you and your family. It allows Costco members, who have no prescription drug insurance or whose insurance does not cover all of their prescription medications to save up to 80%, at time of sale.

Rite Aid:  Sign up for the Rite Aid Rx Savings Program.  Save 20% on thousands of brand-name and generic prescription drugs by signing up for the Rite Aid Rx Savings Program. When you sign up, you’ll receive an Rx Savings Card that gives you access to special discounts at Rite Aid pharmacies.

Please note: companies reserve the right to terminate, rescind, revoke, or modify any savings offer at any time without notice.

 

 

You should periodically check your medicine cabinets for expired, re-bottled, or unidentified pills.  To avoid confusion and mistakes, keep all medications in their original bottles or packets with pertinent labeling and instructions attached. 

Please do not use or share another peoples medication. Dispose of your medications in a proper and safe manner.

 

How to Safely Dispose of Needles and Medical Sharps

 

(Family Features) If you're one of the millions of Americans who suffers from a chronic illness that requires using needles or sharps outside of the doctor's office, you may question how to dispose of them safely. There is plenty of information available, but the proper disposal method may be different depending on where you live, work or travel. 

 

To help ensure people who use needles and sharps at home or on-the-go know how to dispose of them easily and safely, NeedyMeds, a national non-profit organization that provides health care information to consumers, developed tools at SafeNeedleDisposal.org

 

"Most people want to do the right thing, but they need specific, succinct information on safe sharps disposal," said Richard J. Sagall, MD, president of NeedyMeds. "For local guidance presented in a way that is easy to follow, our website is a one-stop-shop."

 

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, sharps that are not disposed of properly may cause injury. In order to increase awareness and minimize risk, people who use sharps are encouraged to learn more about local regulations and disposal options.

 

In many states and communities, people who use sharps may dispose of them by following these three simple steps:

1. Place used sharps in a strong, plastic container like a laundry detergent or bleach bottle.
2. Seal the container with duct tape and label "do not recycle."
3. Place the sealed container in the trash, never the recycling. 

 

"Some locations have different disposal regulations, which may require people in those areas to take used sharps to special collection points," Sagall said. "SafeNeedleDisposal.org helps people learn how to get rid of used sharps safely, wherever they happen to be."

 

To learn more about disposing of used needles and sharps safely, visit SafeNeedleDisposal.org

 

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Source: NeedyMeds

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Disclaimer

This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Please consult with a Registered Pharmacist or Doctor about medication questions and concerns. 

 

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