Rx Drug Website Expansion

By: Lori Dougovito
By: Lori Dougovito

A newly expanded website is helping uninsured Michiganders find cheaper prescription drugs. It's the Michigan Department of Community Health's website and according to a spokesman, you can now search and compare the price of 150 prescription drugs. Before the expansion, you could only search 30 drugs.

Last month, Republican Attorney General Mike Cox called on the MDCH to expand its website after an investigation revealed dramatic differences in prices at pharmacies statewide.

MDCH Spokesman T.J. Bucholz says the expansion has nothing to do with that investigation; it has been in the works for awhile.

The pricing information comes with Medicaid information the state receives and will be updated twice a month.

The Michigan Pharmacists Association warns the prices may not always be accurate as prescription prices change daily.

The state will pay $17,000 for the website expansion. You can price check yourself at www.michigandrugprices.com.

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