September 17, 2010

4 Ways to Save Money with Online Pharmacies

With the economic state still in slow recovery it can be difficult to afford prescription drugs. It was discovered last year that 28 percent of Americans are taking dangerous risks to cut costs. These risks include leaving their prescription unfilled, skipping dosages, and cutting pills in half without the approval from a doctor. Thankfully there are other safer ways you can save money without having to put your health at risk.

Don’t Purchase New Drugs – Just like computers and phones, new doesn’t mean better. Sometimes older versions are actually superior to new drugs. Drugs like Clarinex (for seasonal allergies) are much more expensive than Claritin and studies propose that it is just as effective. New drugs are almost always more expensive

Avoid Samples – A lot of doctors offices have a stocked “sample closet” with free prescription drug samples for numerous conditions. Instead of taking a month of a drug you pay for some doctors are generous enough to offer those in a state of financial difficulty cheaper medication. Although this may seem like a good idea, it actually ends up costing more in the long run. When the samples run out patients are forced to buy the more expensive medication they have been trying rather than changing to a drug that although cheaper, their body is not yet used to.  A study in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine showed that it actually costs people $7 more each month in the long run when using samples to start off.

Use Generic Alternatives – When your doctor prescribes you a new medication choosing the generic form of the medication is much less costly and just as efficient.  Generic drugs have the same active ingredients and are not any less quality than brand name drugs. If you are taking more than one medication it’s even possible that there is a generic drug that combines those medications.

Buy Bulk – It can be cheaper to buy a medication in large amounts via mail order rather than paying for a month of medication at a time. Using Pharmacy Checker you can compare drug prices at trusted online pharmacies. Before spending a lot on medication by buying bulk, check with your doctor in case he is planning on altering the dosage.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

August 10, 2009

The Cost of Raising a Child

Almost every American woman’s dream is to one day settle down with the perfect husband and raise a family together. The idea seems simple enough (love + family = happiness) however most of us don’t take the costs of raising a family into enough consideration. Some families live by common phrases like “We’ll make it work” “our love has no price tag” or “we’ll take it as it comes” – but why not map out a mental budget plan before having children?

A recent estimation by the Agricultural Department of the US has found that it will cost a middle-income family over $290,000 to raise and accommodate one child until they are 18.
This estimate takes into account food, shelter, and basic needs like clothing and furniture. That figure does not include things like the costs of toys and games, health care, piano lessons or soccer enrolment. Most importantly, the figure does not include the costs of post secondary education.
The average annual amount of money spent on one child is between $11,000 and $13,000, for middle-income, two parent families. Families with lower incomes had spent less on their children, and those with high incomes had spent more on their children. The lowest costs in raising children are in rural parts of America, and in Southern Cities. The expenses of children are higher in North East cities.

The more children a family has, the higher the price tag.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/– a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.Read more: “CanDrugStore” – http://www.candrugstore.com/blog/#ixzz0EaSkHrOA&A;
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CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.