10 Times You’re Right to Be a Cheapskate

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Generic prescription drugs must have the same active ingredients and strength as brand-name versions — and they can cost up to 85% less, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

So, unless your doctor or pharmacist has given you some reason to pay extra for a brand name, you likely are smart to be a cheapskate about prescription drugs.

To see if you can save even more on your prescriptions, check out the free online tools like PharmacyChecker that we detail in “5 Websites to Check Before Buying Prescription Drugs.”

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