Drug prices too high? Maybe for the general population it’s not a big concern. But for the elderly population who generally have the most prescriptions, it can be a big concern. It’s especially a concern around Phoenix, Arizona due to our high percentage of elderly. Our assisted living and memory care homes in Surprise, AZ, Goodyear and Mesa care for residents sometimes with over 20 prescriptions each . Mark Cuban’s pharmacy wants to do something about that.
Yes – that Mark Cuban. The billionaire from Shark Tank. He has set up on online pharmacy called ‘Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs Company’ (MCCPDC) to sell generic drugs at very reasonable prices.
While it’s true that Medicare will pay for a lot of the medications for seniors, there is still that nasty copay for a lot of them. If an elderly person takes a lot of medications, Mark Cuban’s pharmacy can save them a lot of money. Take a look at some of the savings elderly people can enjoy from Mark Cuban’s pharmacy.
9 Examples of Discounts at Mark Cuban’s Pharmacy
Normally known as Zocor, this drug lowers the LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol in the blood and raises the ‘good’ cholesterol. A normal prescription is $22.33 out of pocket. At Mark Cuban’s pharmacy – $3.60. A savings of $18.73
An ACE inhibitor that will help reduce blood pressure. Sold under brand names Qbrelis, Zestril and Prinivil. Discounted from $24 to $3.60 at Mark Cuban’s pharmacy.
Brand name Synthroid. Treats hypothyroidism to help regulate metabolism and heart rate. From $15.94 to $4.20.
A calcium channel blocker that makes blood flow easier by slowing down your heart beats and easing blood pressure. Brand name Norvasc. From $50 to $3.60! Mark Cuban’s pharmacy discounts can make a big difference.
Also known as Prilosec OTC, Zegerid OTC or just Zegerid is a PPI or Proton Pump Inhibitor. It helps treat gut conditions such as gastroephageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn and ulcers. $48.98 to $4.20.
Or Zithromax, Zmax or Azasite. An antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as ear and sinus infections, bronchitis or even pneumonia. Mark Cuban’s pharmacy discounts this from a whopping $150.35 to $11.10.
Brand names include Glucophage, Fortamet and Glumetza. This medication helps patients manage, but doesn’t cure, their diabetes. Discounted from $20.00 down to $3.90.
Brand name is Microzide. This blood pressure medication helps to flush excess water out of the body (a diuretic). Discounted from $8.44 to $3.90.
An inhaled drug that relaxes the lungs and prevents bronchospasms. There are several brand names (Accuneb,Ventolin, Proair, Proventil) that all have different prices. Mark Cuban’s pharmacy will save you between $11 and $25 depending on which one you pick.
Ordering from Mark Cuban’s pharmacy can save seniors a lot of their income each month. We see the residents in our assisted living homes in Surprise, Goodyear and Mesa needing a lot of prescriptions. So the savings can be substantial.