SEVERE WX : Lake Effect Snow Warning - Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

Report: Prescription prices vary widely among pharmacies

A new report from the New York Public Interest Research Group finds the cost of prescription drugs can vary widely among pharmacies even within the same region.

Posted: Sep 4, 2018 4:08 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new report from the New York Public Interest Research Group finds the cost of prescription drugs can vary widely among pharmacies even within the same region.

The report published Tuesday found instances where the same drug was sold at one pharmacy at prices that were $150 or more higher than at others. The report analyzed prices from a state health department website on drug pricing.

In one example from Syracuse, a popular heartburn medication was sold at prices that ranged from a low of $189 to a high of $349.

The report's authors say the price disparities can cause big problems for people who don't have prescription drug coverage.

The report recommends that the state do a better job of making sure consumers have information about drug pricing.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1255971

Reported Deaths: 41173
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens1569407852
Kings1538388057
Suffolk1272872589
Nassau1138122551
Bronx1051755272
Westchester844201797
New York753193439
Erie517181371
Richmond447371380
Monroe44007760
Rockland31668806
Orange28574642
Onondaga27492528
Oneida16660342
Dutchess16541311
Albany16168255
Niagara11933241
Broome10981255
Saratoga914080
Schenectady8587124
Ulster7642191
Rensselaer6772104
Putnam644774
Chemung5567108
Chautauqua554156
Oswego487265
Ontario469482
Steuben4560131
Cayuga437269
Sullivan379849
Genesee365198
Wayne364651
Herkimer356156
St. Lawrence354759
Cattaraugus337361
Jefferson314522
Madison310876
Livingston267740
Tompkins264123
Cortland262854
Columbia243269
Allegany234775
Montgomery219774
Tioga219154
Wyoming213542
Clinton212918
Fulton207052
Warren204538
Greene202557
Orleans190868
Chenango175040
Otsego164623
Washington147324
Lewis145924
Seneca121846
Franklin11299
Delaware100020
Essex97218
Schoharie8895
Yates81316
Schuyler71410
Hamilton1461
Unassigned44104
Out of NY0165
Rome
Cloudy
31° wxIcon
Hi: 32° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 24°
Binghamton
Cloudy
29° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 18°
Rome
Cloudy
31° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 24°
Rome
Cloudy
31° wxIcon
Hi: 27° Lo: 6°
Feels Like: 24°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
2021 Golfer's Paradise Card - 21 Courses for only $99.99
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve