TALLAHASSEE – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Attorney General Charlie Crist today announced that even more Floridians will now be able to take advantage of a website that helps consumers comparison shop to save money on their prescription drugs.
Crist said his office has doubled the types of prescription medications listed at the www.MyFloridaRx.com website, enabling consumers to find the best prices on the 100 most commonly prescribed medications and their generic equivalents.
The searchable database is updated monthly to help Floridians find the most current prices on the top 100 prescription drugs. With generic equivalents and different dosage amounts included in the database, the website now allows consumers to price some 600 different prescription options. A few clicks at the website makes it easy for consumers to determine which pharmacies close to their homes offer the best prices on the medications they need.
Since it was launched in June 2005, the website has attracted an average of more than 4,100 visitors per week for a total of 254,203 internet users as of midnight Monday.
“We are pleased to offer even more help to Floridians to stretch their health care dollars,” said Crist. “More products mean more savings for those trying to hold down bills for prescription drugs.”
The website allows consumers to compare prices for prescription drugs charged by pharmacies in their city, and even within their individual zip code. Helpful information is available in both English and Spanish, and the search results can be easily viewed and even downloaded to a spreadsheet so consumers can review all prices at their convenience.
MyFloridaRx.com is designed to assist consumers of all age groups.
Prices on MyFloridaRx.com reflect what an uninsured consumer, with no discount or supplemental plan, would normally pay. Because the information on the website is based on data provided to the state by the pharmacies themselves, prices shown on the website are not guaranteed and are subject to change. The website was launched in June 2005 with the assistance of the Agency for Health Care Administration.
To access the website, go to: http://www.MyFloridaRx.com.