As you know, the cost of your prescriptions is made up of two components – the dispensing fee and the cost for the medication. There is a large variation in the cost of having your prescription filled.
One way to save some money is to select a pharmacy with lower filling fees. A recent study by Emergis was done on the average cost of dispensing fees in Ontario between July and December 2008. The results are as follows:
Pharmacy Average Dispensing Fee Submitted
Average for All Pharmacies $9.70
Pharmex (mail order) $6.69
Dominion / Miracle Mart $9.31
Pharma Plus $9.79
Shoppers Drug Mart $11.01