The official Florida Prescription Drug Price website helps consumers easily compare 2019 prices for the 150 most commonly used prescription drugs in FL. Consumer Health Ratings found large price variation among pharmacies. Here’s an example: In Miami-Dade County, April prices ranged from $42 to $1079 for the same drug Olanzapine (10 mg); similarly Coumadin or Warfarin 2 mg prices ranged from $4 to a $43 per prescription. In other cases, pharmacy prices might be nearly identical to each other. Drugs vary by city, include Abilify, Azor, Byetta, Chantix, Humalog, Januvia, Lunesta, Metoprolol, Nasonex, Nexium, Restasis, Tamiflu and more. One of the few pharmacy cost comparison sites left in the US. Unfortunately high priced, heavily advertised brand names that were the best-selling drugs in 2018 (Humira, Eliquis, Revlimid, Opdivo, Keytruda, Enbrel, Herceptin, Avastin, Rituxan, Xarelto, Eylea, Remicade, Prevnar 13, Stelara, and Lyrica) are not included. Updated monthly.
Michigan’s website at michigandrugprices.com gives consumers the ability to search prescription drug prices by city or by zip code. Drugs are listed if Medicaid paid for them recently (dates to 2019). One hundred fifty (150) drugs such as Abilify, Advair, Effexor, Insulin, Lexapro, Lipitor, Lisinopril, Nexium, Olanzapine, Paxil, Prevacid, ProAir HFA, Singulair. Includes CVS, Henry Ford, Kroger, Meijer, Rite Aid, Target, Walgreens Pharmacies. Pricing from Medicaid payments, updated monthly
Compare drug prices by pharmacy in New Jersey for 150 different prescription medications. List includes common drugs like Ventolin, Synthroid, Vyvanse, Lantus, Advair, Eliquis, Lyrica, Januvia, Symbicort, Xarelto, Fluzone, Suboxone, Cialis, Spiriva, Flovent, Bystolic, Novolog Flexpen, Levemir, Breo Ellipta, Fluarix, NuvaRing, Flucelvax, Humalog, Viagra, Lo Loestrin, Invocana, Dexilant, OxyContin, Tradjenta, Trulicity, Fluvirin, Linzess, Humira, Victoza, Myrbetriq, Chantix, Namenda, Lumigan, Janumet, Vesicare, Proventil, Jardiance, Latuda, Travatan Z, Dulera and Farxiga. Interesting features of this website: Medications ranked by volume, and an 800 number for New Jersey people: 1-800-242-5846. Easy to use site if you know the exact dose, by NJ state Division of Consumer Affairs. Includes 2019 prices and older costs also (if that was the last time the pharmacy filled a particular prescription), updated weekly. Beware of relying on old prices back to 2010. With fast-rising prices, a prescription filled in Newark for ADHD in 2010 cost $166 (e.g. Vyvance), but may have risen to at least $399 by late 2018.
Search and compare prescription drug prices in New York. The state Attorney General’s office shows NY pharmacy prices for 150 commonly prescribed drugs such as Abilify, Advair, Albuterol, Actos (Pioglitazone), Adderall xr, Ambien, Amoxicillin, Aricept, Boniva, Celebrex, Chantix, Cialis, Cipro, Concerta, Coumadin, Flomax (Tamsulosin), Fosamax (Alendronate), Flonase, Imitrex, Januvia, Klonopin, Lovaza, Lyrica, Meopropolol, Namenda, Nasonex, Nexium, Olanzapine (Zyprexa), Paxil, Plavix, Premarin, Prevacid (Lansoprazole), Risperdal, Spiriva, Synthroid, Ultram, Valtrex, Viagra, Yaz, Zetia, Zocor (Simvastatin), Zoloft. Easy to use site, except some brands are listed under the generic name. One of the few states to continue to offer this price shopping service for prescription drugs. Example of price range for Abilify: $520 to $1690 for brand name (Manhattan). Lyrica prices in Suffolk County ranged from $173 to $511. A drawback to the list of available drugs is that it appears it hasn’t been updated since 2010. Consequently, newer drugs aren’t included, even if they represent some of the best-selling drugs. Not included: Humira, Eliquis, Keytruda, for example. Effective date of the prices is unclear.
Walmart has implemented a limited-scope program for nearly 100 generic drugs (with multiple drug/dose combinations) offered at a $4 price for a 30-day supply in most states. Most drugs on the list may also be purchased at $10 for a 90-day supply. Available in all states except North Dakota. However: Due to FAIR PRICING laws in CA and MN, many drugs will carry higher prices, or may not be available. Other states previously listed with possibly higher prices, included HI, MT, PA, TN, WI and WY. Prices apply to Sam’s Club pharmacies also. Revised price list dated Nov. 2018.
Find and compare current Washington drug prices at pharmacies participating in the Washington Prescription Drug Program (WPDP). WA consumers can enroll as members in a prescription drug discount card. There is no cost to get the card. Prices for example show Enbrel 25 mg syringe at about $5000 for a 28-day supply; Keytruda 50 mg vial at about $8000 for a 30-day supply. Some pharmacies have lower prices. Local pharmacy drug stores include Bartell, CVS, Costco, Virginia Mason and many more. Walmart and Walgreen pharmacies do not participate in the discount program. Compare prices between retail and mail order, or compare brand name drugs vs equivalent generics. Open to all Washington residents, regardless of age or income level. Originally developed through Attorney General’s office, but now operated by the Northwest Prescription Drug Consortium. Website at medimpact.com.
Louisiana’s HealthFinderLA (http://www.healthfinderla.gov/PrescriptionDrugPrices.aspx) was launched in 2010. It allowed consumers to compare prices for 100 most commonly prescribed drugs at LA pharmacies. By LA Dept. of Health. Unfortunately, it no longer operates.
Maryland’s Attorney General’s office formerly provided a pharmacy price check for 26 common drugs beginning in 2004. Site was very easy to use and allowed consumers to select up to 6 drugs to compare prices. Unfortunately, the Drug Price Finder website was discontinued in early 2010. Please let Consumer Health Ratings know if it is reactivated or replaced.
New Hampshire’s prescription drug cost compare site is no longer operating. It was formerly called “Medicine Cabinet”. This new page offers some resources for being able to afford prescription medications.
About 90 prescription drugs used to be listed at this Vermont government site (Office of Attorney General of VT), where consumers could compare medication drug prices. Launched in 2007, unfortunately, some time after 2010 the Drug Price Finder service was discontinued. Formerly at atg.state.vt.us