Press Release – April 9, 2015 | RetailMeNot Rx Saver

Press Release – April 9, 2015

LowestMed Helps Physicians Lower Prescription Drug Costs While Increasing Patient Medication Adherence

SALT LAKE CITY (April 9, 2015) – Today LowestMed announced its Medication Adherence Program enabling physicians to offer patients free prescription drug search and pricing tools at their practices. Physicians will now have the needed tools to access and display discounted drug prices to the patient during their visit.

“With prescription drug prices continuing to climb, we’re beginning to see patient medication adherence become a serious issues,” said Brad Bangerter, LowestMed Creator and CEO. “We know there are millions of individuals out there struggling to afford prescribed medications. Offering physicians the ability to help their patients locate discounted drug prices is a big step in helping doctors improve overall medication adherence.”

According to the Center for Disease Control, nearly 50 percent of Americans are prescribed at least one prescription drug. A recent study conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics found about 8 percent of adult Americans did not take their medications as prescribed because they could not afford them.

“I was unaware of the high variability of costs between pharmacies and wasn’t really aware of a resource where patients could go to check that, unless they got on the phone and called around,” said Dr. Gregory Hicken, Orthopedic Surgeon. “That’s very time consuming. Having a resource that allows you to check those prices quickly is a huge advantage.”

LowestMed’s search tools and prescription drug coupons are free for anyone to access. Implementation of LowestMed into a doctor’s practice is simple and cost-effective. Physicians can request free app user guides for their patients at LowestMed.com/doctors. The LowestMed app is available for free through iOS, Android and Windows Phone stores.

About LowestMed

LowestMed provides employers and consumers with information that helps manage and reduce healthcare expenses. The company’s drug programs help consumers know the costs at local pharmacies so they can effectively compare prices, resulting in significant savings in both time and out-of-pocket costs. LowestMed makes prescription drug pricing transparent, utilizing user-friendly mobile technology.

For more information, visit: www.lowestmed.com.