ALEXANDRIA, Va. A nonprofit group aims to help elderly Americans pay for their medications in the midst of the economic downturn in a partnership with a Wisconsin company that connects consumers and healthcare professionals with benefit sponsors and manufacturers to guide their drug- and service-purchasing decisions.
The Center for Medicines and Healthy Aging announced a partnership with Oshkosh, Wis.-based BidRx to help elderly consumers save on prescription drugs. The CMHA, which is a consumer-focused resource developed by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation, has provided a link on its Web site, www.medsandaging.org, to BidRx.com, which it describes as a competitive marketplace for buying medications, similar to sites that sell cheap airline tickets.
“BidRx was created by pharmacists for the benefit of consumers,” BidRx CEO and former ASCP president Ralph Kalies said in a statement. “The strategies provided by CMHA combined with the ability of BidRx to obtain the lowest prices offer an excellent opportunity for consumers to save money on their prescription drugs.”