The high cost of prescription services is often due to "provider premiums and hidden markups" paid to middlemen (Brokers, Plan Administrators & Pharmacy Benefit Managers). Licensed Pharmacists and Practitioners are the only individuals that are legally authorized to prescribe or dispense prescription drugs.
DID YOU KNOW that many "middleman" contracts don't allow your pharmacist to discount your
co-payment or offer you a cash price, even if it is less than your insurance co-payment ..... Really
ALWAYS ASK your pharmacist or physician what their CASH PRICE is.