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Manufacturer's Printable Vouchers
Manufacturers typically introduce drugs with a voucher on their official site which entitles patients to receive a 30 day supply of the medication for free. The patient needs to download and print out the voucher, then bring it along with a prescription from their doctor, to receive the medication. Manufacturers hope that once a patient starts on their medication, the patient will continue to take it, even after the free trial period. Some drugs, like Singulair and Cymbalta, can be provided for up to a year at low or no cost, if a patient meets certain criteria, using patient assistance programs.
While most magazine coupons are for over the counter medications, some prescription medications do use this distribution channel. These are generally for the same type of trial vouchers that are found on the manufacturer's website. The coupons can be found in new magazines, like Time or Newsweek, in health magazines like Prevention, or in magazines targeted to specific populations, like AARP, Modern Maturity, or Parenting.
Doctors, nurse practitioners, chiropractors, and other healthcare providers frequently have medication coupons provided to them by manufacturers. These can be for both over the counter and prescription medications. When for prescription medications, the voucher may need a doctor's signature, as well as a prescription to be valid.
Pharmacies typically offer incentives to customers who transfer existing prescriptions. Several pharmacies at supermarket super stores, including Publix, Giant Eagle, and ShopRite, provide 14 days of some antibiotics for free. Others, like CVS, give coupons that can be redeemed for other merchandise at the store after a certain number of prescriptions have been filled.
Most pharmacies issue their own coupons for non-prescription medications that can be combined with manufacturer's coupons for bigger savings