$3 Prescriptions.* Yes, really.
We have a $3 drug list, here’s how to use it
Got questions? Here are some answers.
- Are generic meds really the same as brand name drugs?
Just because a drug is generic doesn’t mean it’s less effective. The FDA makes sure the same active ingredients are present in the generic substituted product and that the generic drug is as effective as the equivalent brand drug. (The only thing that’s really different are the inactive ingredients.)
- How do I know if the drug I’m taking can be replaced with one on the $3 list?
Many of the meds on the $3 list are generic versions of a brand drug. And if you’re switching to a generic medication, your pharmacist can easily make the switch for you.
If you’re switching to a therapeutic alternative — meaning a different drug with similar effects — you’ll need to talk to your doctor. If the switch is right for you, they’ll just need to write you a new prescription for the more affordable alternative.
- Will the drug be $3 even if I haven't met my deductible?
Good news! Yes. Drugs on the $3 list will always be $3, whether you’ve hit your deductible or not.