October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Before I get into the meat of today’s post I want to take a moment to acknowledge that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as such I will feature an image of the pink ribbon which symbolizes this cause. Just about everyone knows someone who is or was affected by this awful disease that can impact men as well as women.
I had the honor of knowing a warrior who eventually succumbed to the disease after a number of remissions over a period of many years. I also have friends who are current survivors of breast cancer and it’s for all these people that I feel it only appropriate to display a small remembrance on the significance of October for the entire month.
A Minor Stroke of Genius
Sometimes I get so darn excited when I’m inspired I don’t know what to do with myself. For example, last night as I was drifting off to sleep I was thinking about today’s blog post and it hit me – DUH!!! Why not call Workout Wednesdays, Wellness Wednesdays? I mean fitness and health all fit under the broader category of wellness right? So going forward Wednesdays will fall under the category of Wellness.
So I got to thinking (this is never a good thing when I’m trying to get to sleep). At any rate I immediately picked up my Android (yup I refuse to convert to an iPhone) and I told Google to send me a “note to self” listing a number of ideas. This really isn’t a new thing for me because I used to keep a pen and notepad on the nightstand for these jolts of inspiration. Anywho, since resourcefulness is my middle name one of the things I wanted to do today was to share some helpful information.
I mentioned yesterday that I recently visited my doctor who pointed me to a very good, legitimate resource for low cost prescriptions. GoodRx.com saved me so much money on one of my medications I knew right away I had to pass this information on to others.
GoodRx.com does not require registration to obtain discounts. To give you an idea of how the program works just follow the below instructions:
- Navigate to the site located at www.goodrx.com
- Insert drug name and your location in the box on the right
- Click the “Find the Lowest Price” button directly under the box
- Results of neighboring pharmacies and coupons will pop up – from here you can select the location nearest you. You’ll note that some pharmacies do not require a discount coupon as they have everyday low prices.
I checked out my other medications and one of the results returned was online pharmacy, HealthWarehouse. It does pay to do a little research because as I found out even though this choice does provide great savings, it is dependent on the medication. What I like most about the HealthWarehouse option is that once my doctor calls in the prescription I can simply order it online and it will be delivered to my door.
The third resource that I’ve been using since last year is the mail order service MedVantx. When I searched for two of my medications on one of the other sites the cost per bottle was cheaper but if I wanted to do a 90 day supply it would be more expensive.
When using this service for the first time your doctor will need to call in the prescription. Afterwards refills can be obtained by phone, fax or online. The only drawback on using MedVantx is that they do not carry some medications.
Next week I have a few more resources to share. Until then I’d love to hear any tips that you might have. Please leave remarks in the comment box below or you can email me directly at boldblindbeauty.com.
“The greatest wealth is health.” ~Virgil