Being “taken” at the pharmacy is happening more and more. I’m talking about price gouging and literal “rip off” schemes. Liz wrote to me and asks, “Dear Jon, I think I'm paying too much at the pharmacy. How can I tell?”
From the question it sounds like Liz knows what she should be paying, but questions what she’s being charged. This issue has become more and more common.
After doing research on this question, what I’ve found is pricing varies widely from pharmacy to pharmacy. Differences in independent pharmacies are wide spread and the same goes for the big box retailers. So you have to be a savvy shopper at the pharmacy too. There things you can do to protect yourself and your wallet at the pharmacy.