A price comparrion search engine by the Florida Attorney General is helping consumers compare prices for drugs from local pharmacies. The site—myfloridarx.com shows how prescription drug prices can vary dramatically within the same town and even the same pharmacy chain.
In Miami Beach, the price of 100-MG Zoloft, a treatemt for depression and anxiety, ranged from $81.59 at the Walgreens at 1895 Alton Rd. to $118.61 at Statscript Pharmacy at 1669 Meridian Ave.
The agency gets pricing data from pharmacies for the 50 most commonly sold brand name drugs in Florida. The site allows visitors to search the counties and cities of their choice for prices on specific medications.
Pricing information is updated monthly. The prices quoted are the retail prices that people without insurance coverage or other discounts would pay. People who have insurance generally pay prices for drugs that their insurance provider negotiates with the pharmacies.
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Gus Moore heads up Miami Beach 411 as site administrator. You can reach him at 1-305-754-2206.