New Jersey Starts Prescription Drug Web Site

The State of New Jersey has launched a Web site that allows its citizens to compare prices for 150 drugs at pharmacies across the state. You can try it at .

To search, you’ll need to specify a medication type (the 150 most-prescribed drugs are available), its strength, and a city or zip code. I searched for 250 MG Amoxicillin capsules in Trenton.

The results provided a list of costs, both by unit and for x number of capsules in a prescription. I saw prices as low s 34 cents each and as high as 60 cents each. The price results also include the name and address of the pharmacy and the date the prescription was filled. From the results page you can also look for different strengths/dosages for the same drug as well as follow links to general information about the drugs. I was surprised about the wide variety of prices for the drug. Useful.

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