MINNESOTA LAUNCHES NEW PHARMACY Rx PRICE WEB SITE

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0, 0

Officials in Minnesotaare touting anew Internet site thatenables consumersto price shop morethan 1000 communitypharmacies acrossthe state for the cheapest prices on theirprescriptions. The Web site lists the pricesof 200 common drugs based on amountsthe pharmacies charged within the past12 months to the state's MedicalAssistance program.

Although officials at the MinnesotaDepartment of Human Services concededthat there is no guarantee that theposted prices are current or that theywould be honored by the pharmacy, theysaid that the Web site offers a good startingpoint for checking Rx prices.

In order to comparison shopMinnesota pharmacies for prescriptiondrug prices, one can visit www.minnesotarxconnect.com.