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Mail-Order Pharmacies May Be Safer and Less Expensive, Reports Say

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
Posted on Dec 31, 2011

Many consumers opt for mail-service pharmacies because of their low costs and convenience.  But new reports say that these 90-day prescriptions may save you more than a trip to the drugstore: 

  • The Journal of General Internal Medicine discovered that patients who get prescriptions through a mail-order pharmacy have better cholesterol control than those who get their medication from a local pharmacy. 
  • The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed the potential savings for federal employees using mail-service pharmacies for generic prescriptions. The average mail-order price of generic drugs was about 27% below the price paid for a brand name at a retail pharmacy—and 53% percent below the average paid for generic drugs.
  • The Journal Pharmacotherapy found that highly-automated pharmacies filled scrips with 23 times higher accuracy than retail pharmacies. In addition, the mail-service error rate was zero in many critical areas, including drug dispensing, dosage, and route of medication.
  • According to the American Journal of Managed Care, patients who got their prescription medications for chronic conditions through mail-order pharmacies were more likely to follow their medication instructions than patients who shopped at a pharmacy chain.

With the decreased rate of fatal medication errors and convenience of online ordering and delivery, mail-service pharmacies could prove to be serious competition for the retail chains.  As another incentive to switch, many mail-service pharmacies also offer private, over-the-phone counseling from trained pharmacists seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

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