Pharmacy prices continue to rise

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) — As inflation affects nearly everything in the country, it also impacts drug prices. If you see this, it doesn’t mean you stop taking your prescription. Instead, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Some of the most commonly used medications, such as insulin, blood pressure medications and HIV medications, continued to rise.

Ashley Knefler, an Albany-area primary health care pharmacist, said she’s seen this impact on people who renew their prescriptions.

They say it’s important to stay compliant with your medications.

Ashley Knefler is a pharmacist at AAPHC(WALB)

“A lot of patients think, well, I can split my meds. I may skip a dose here and there to save money and make their meds last longer. But, unfortunately, there may be greater long-term consequences of doing this. Knefler said.

She said drug prices have been rising for years. But now, with higher prices on basic necessities, it has become more taxing. One of the reasons for rising costs is scarcity.

She said if you’re having trouble paying for your medications, communication is key, adding that there are programs to cut costs. Just contact your doctor or pharmacist to see what might work for you.

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