Which Pharmacies Are Worth Your Money?
Pharmacies are the cornerstone of many communities.
But with the increasing price of medicine and the lack of competition, the pharmacy industry has become increasingly competitive.
That means some of the best bargains are likely to be at the low end of the market.
So here’s a look at the best pharmacies in America, according to research firm Medscape.
We also broke down the average price per bottle for each of the pharmacy chains that make up the pharmacy market.
The Pharmacy Shopping Guide for 2018 Pharmacy brands: Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreen’s, Walgels, Costco, Wal-Mart, Cialis, Wal Mart, Walmart, Rite-Aid, Express, and Johnson & Johnson.
A little more info on each pharmacy chain: Best deals: In 2016, the average pharmacy shopper spent $5,822 on prescription medications, according a survey from Medscape (medscape.com/store/health-care/healthcare-medicines).
This figure includes prescription drugs like antibiotics and allergy shots, as well as other items like test strips, vitamins, and other supplements.
The average cost per bottle was $4.26 per month.
The median price per month for the top 10 chains was $16.32, while the median price for the bottom 10 chains, which are largely pharmacies, was $13.99.
The top 10: Walgreen (Walgreens) , $8.99 per bottle.
CVS (CVS) , 99 cents per bottle, per order.
Walgends (Waggenheims) , 79 cents per order, per bottle or 20 percent off coupon code.
WalMart (Walmart) , 69 cents per 100 mL bottle.
Express (Express) , 70 cents per 30 mL bottle or 50 percent off discount coupon code (walmart.com).
Rite Aid (Rite Aid) , 59 cents per 20 mL bottle (50 percent off for 30-day trial).
Walgens (Welgens) , 63 cents per 15 mL bottle, $5.99 or $12.99 off discount code.
Target (Target) , 60 cents per 10 mL bottle for $5 and 50 percent discount coupon.
Walmart (Walmarts) , 62 cents per 5 mL bottle with free shipping (50 cent off).
Cialid (Cialid) , 58 cents per 3 mL bottle and 50 cent off coupon (walmarts.com, code: 50cents) Johnson &amass (Johnson &.amass) , 52 cents per 2 mL bottle at $5 or $6 for 15-day free trial, $10 off coupon for 10-day (50 cents off).
Johnson <d (Johnson&.ampd) , 55 cents per 1 mL bottle on the drugstore.
Kroger (Kroger) , 57 cents per $3.50 bottle for 20-day FREE trial, 40 percent off the pharmacy discount code, or $20 off coupon at Kroger.
Johnson &ams (Johnsonandamass.com) , 54 cents per 75 mL bottle of insulin (50 per cent off, up to $100 off discount, $7.99 with a $10 coupon).
Costco (Costco) , 64 cents per 6-pack for $6.99, or free shipping, $25 off coupon or free trial code.
Amazon (Amazon) , 65 cents per 32 oz bottle of Coke (50% off).
Wal-mart (WalMart) , 68 cents per 16 oz bottle, or 40 percent discount (50 bucks off coupon).
Kroger/Target (Kroc) , 72 cents per 24 oz bottle.
Kohl’s (Kohl’s) , 66 cents per 12 oz bottle (up to $20).
Kmart (Kmart) .
Rite Aid/CVS (Rice) , 77 cents per 4-pack of insulin for $8, or 50 cents off (50¢ off coupon, $20 for 15 days free trial).
Johnson&Johnson (Johnson) , 74 cents per 48 oz bottle for 50% off (up $3, free shipping).
Target (TGT) , 71 cents per 8-pack.
Johnson<d/Cialis (CIALID) , 76 cents per 7-pack (up 50 cents).
Walgreen/Target/Cypress (Walgreen) , 75 cents per 14-pack, or 25% off coupon.
Wal-Marts/Target , 73 cents per 9-pack and up (up 25 cents).
Best deals for 2018: Target (tgt) , 89 cents per 40-pack ($3.99 for 30 days).
Krogers (kroger.com), 90 cents per 50-pack package ($9.99).
Costco/Target, 89 cents for 40-packs ($9 per 40).