SALT LAKE CITY--(Microsoft Windows Phone 8. The app is the first in the industry to market to Windows Phone users following the successful rollout of the company’s iPhone and Android apps last year.)--LowestMed announced today the launch of its pharmacy price comparison app for the
“Consumers want to save money on prescriptions, especially when they are on high-deductible health plans or have no insurance. But even consumers on traditional insurance plans can compare and often find lower prices than company benefit plans.”
“The new app gives more consumers access to discounts on every FDA approved drug on the market,” said Brad Bangerter, CEO of LowestMed. “Consumers want to save money on prescriptions, especially when they are on high-deductible health plans or have no insurance. But even consumers on traditional insurance plans can compare and often find lower prices than company benefit plans.”
LowestMed introduced price comparison tools early last year and found tremendous consumer acceptance. The prescription discount apps quickly caught on and are becoming mainstream. Responding to the need for more distribution and consumer demand, LowestMed developed the app for the Windows Phone 8.
The app allows users to input a drug name, dose and quantity and quickly get a list of prices at pharmacies all around them based on GPS location or zip code. Since prescription prices are not regulated, they vary from place to place and are hard to pin down without the help of the LowestMed app or web tools. By comparing prices, consumers can choose where to go to fill prescriptions and know the price they will be paying. The app also includes low cost alternatives to brand name drugs and a built-in discount card that they can show at the pharmacy of their choice to get an immediate discount on their medications.
LowestMed provides prescription drug pricing information to consumers to help manage healthcare expenses. The company’s discount drug program helps consumers find and compare the costs of prescription drugs at local pharmacies so they can reduce out-of-pocket costs. LowestMed’s proprietary technology effectively makes prescription drug pricing transparent, while its discount drug program further minimizes costs for consumers who are uninsured or on high-deductible health plans.
For more information about LowestMed and the Windows Phone mobile app, visit www.lowestmed.com.