Home Delivery of Drugs

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Health plans and employers offer their members and employees the option of lower copayments on 90-day supplies of medications if they choose home delivery. This provides significant cost savings for both consumers and payers. Mail-service pharmacies are able to keep prescription drug costs down since they are more efficient than other types of pharmacies and have lower overhead costs.

When an employer or health plan elects to require the use of mail-service for the delivery of maintenance medications, patients typically have their prescription filled in a brick-and-mortar pharmacy. This allows the patient and their health care provider to ensure that the prescribed regimen is well-tolerated and effective.

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Home delivery is a convenient, safe, and cost-effective option for patients to access prescription drugs.


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