HealthWarehouse.com Offers Consumers the Lowest Price on Generic Plavix®
CINCINNATI, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. (OTC: HEWA) a leading VIPPS*-accredited online retail mail-order pharmacy is now providing consumers with the lowest price option available for generic Plavix® in the United States. Following the FDA’s recent approval for the sale of Clopidogrel (generic Plavix®), HealthWarehouse.com is offering this medication at a significant discount to prices at brick-and-mortar competitors.
HealthWarehouse.com is offering a 30-day supply of generic Plavix® or Clopidogrel for $35, including free shipping nationwide. In conducting local market research, the company found this price to be up to 83% less than competitive retail pharmacies, and 13% less than reduced prices announced by discount retailers such as Walmart and Sam’s Club.
Cash Price Comparison of Generic Plavix(R) Across Several Retailers in the Cincinnati Area ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Price in USD Costco(1) CVS Kroger Rite Aid Target Walgreens Walmart -------- --- ------ -------- ------ --------- ------- Clopidogrel $98.35 $189.99 $74.59 $163.99 $179.99 $209.99 $40.00 Difference (%) 69 82 53 79 81 83 13
1. Based on member price. Non-member price was quoted at $103.72
Plavix® is among the most commonly prescribed prescription drugs in the United States. According to Drugs.com, 2010 US retails sales of Plavix® amounted to $4.7 billion, making it the third most popular medication. As it did for generic Lipitor® in 2011, HealthWarehouse.com’s move to offer generic Plavix® at the lowest price available at a U.S. pharmacy exemplifies the company’s leading position at the forefront of cutting drug costs for consumers.
“We are pleased to be offering consumers generic versions of drugs, including Plavix®, at the lowest price as soon as they are available,” said Lalit Dhadphale, co-founder and CEO of HealthWarehouse.com. “We remain committed to driving down prescription drug costs, ensuring consumers get the best value, service, and care at a reasonable price. Saving consumers up to 83% on generic Plavix® shows the power and efficiency of the internet as a legitimate and reliable distribution model for prescription drugs in the United States. We look forward to continuing our leadership position and giving consumers much needed relief from high drug prices.”
HealthWarehouse.com currently sells more than 300 generic prescriptions for $3.50 (including shipping), which is often less than the average insurance co-pay. Shipping mail-order from one location vs. selling medications at thousands of retail locations, combined with cash prices which eliminate the insurance company, enables HealthWarehouse.com to dramatically reduce prescription drug costs by 50%-90% for consumers.
HealthWarehouse.com is pleased to offer the lowest prices available for brand name drugs as well. A Consumer Reports study last year found HealthWarehouse.com to have among the lowest total prices for four brand-name drugs: Lipitor®, Nexium®, Plavix®, and Singulair®.
The study was conducted by 43,739 Consumer Reports readers rating pharmacies for price, accuracy, knowledge, and speed.
“Our national study of prices for four common brand-name drugs found average total differences of $168 or 29 percent, between the cheapest source (HealthWarehouse.com) and costliest (Publix),” the study noted.
HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. (OTC: HEWA) is a trusted VIPPS-accredited retail mail-order pharmacy based in Cincinnati. HealthWarehouse.com offers 300 prescription drugs for $3.50 with 100 percent FREE shipping and is a three-time consecutive winner of the BizRate Circle of Excellence Award for outstanding customer satisfaction and service. With a mission to provide affordable healthcare to every American by eliminating inefficiencies in the drug distribution chain, HealthWarehouse.com has become one of the fastest growing retail mail-order pharmacies in the United States.
HealthWarehouse.com is licensed in all 50 states and only sells drugs, which are FDA-approved and legal for sale in the United States. Visit HealthWarehouse.com online at http://www.HealthWarehouse.com.
*In response to public concern about the safety of pharmacy practices on the Internet, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) developed the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) program in 1999. Pharmacies displaying the VIPPS seal have demonstrated to NABP compliance with VIPPS criteria including patient rights to privacy, authentication and security of prescription orders, adherence to a recognized quality assurance policy, and provision of meaningful consultation between patients and pharmacists.
Lipitor® is a registered trademark of Pfizer Corporation.
Nexium® and the color purple as applied to the capsule are registered trademarks of the AstraZeneca group of companies.
Plavix® is a registered trademark of sanofi-aventis.
Singulair® is a registered trademark of Merck & Co., Inc.
SOURCE HealthWarehouse.com, Inc.