Consumer Reports nails price gouging pharmacies.
I found this article comparing drugstores in the June issue of Consumer Reports (which hit news stands Monday night).
Some pretty interesting findings, including the tidbit about prices below:
“Our national study of prices for four common drugs found average total differences of as much as $340, or 26 percent, between the cheapest source, Costco Wholesale, and the priciest, Rite Aid. Even prices within a chain often differed: A Shopko in Omaha, Neb., charged $160 for alendronate (the generic version of Fosamax, for osteoporosis); a Shopko in Billings, Mont., charged $257. Prices also varied greatly from one independent pharmacy to another. Wal-Mart, Publix, and Costco were most likely to have consistent prices.”
Story: “America’s Best Drugstores”
There’s also a video with related information.
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