GoodRx.com is an online nonprofit service that allows you to compare prescription drug prices in pharmacies around you, and download coupon codes to be applied on the selected drugs so as to save on costs. The company operates is based in Santa Monica, United States. Also, it only serves patients in the United States. Note that no drugs are sold there. It isn’t an online pharmacy.
|Origin Country||United State|
|Pharmacy Name||Good RX, Inc|
|Licenses, and Approvals|
The domain name for this company leads to a safe website. It was registered eight years ago on 24-07-2011. The registration is set to expire in 2020, on the same date and month. While this is only less than a year to come, it shouldn’t raise an alarm as there’s a high chance that the registration shall be renewed. Worries are usually with new pharmacies that have registered their domain names for shorter periods like a year, two or three. The case for this entity shouldn’t even be debated.
There’s clear information from the owner (Trevor Bezdek) that his entity is based in the United States, and serves that territory alone. This is clear, but is what most of the other suspicious pharmacies and businesses avoid disclosing. Such businesses do hide their locations to confuse customers so that their unscrupulous deals can be executed according to the plan. We delved into the profile of the company that hosts this company’s domain and found out that it (Name.com, Inc) is also responsible for hosting reputable and highly trusted websites.
How it Works
In the United States, there is no body that has made monitoring the prices of prescription drugs its duty, not even the government. Consequently, the drugs’ prices are such highly skewed that the same drug may even cost more by $100 from a pharmacy to another. This is where the website comes in. You don’t even have to create an account. Just load into the website’s home page and do the operations there. You then only need to search for the name of the drug you wish to purchase on this page. On searching, a wide range of drug prices in the pharmacies that are around you will display. You can then print a coupon (free of any charges) to save on the amount spent on your chosen drug in the pharmacy you choose to go to. The coupons can be used at any pharmacy, provided that there’s an agreement between the pharmacy and a PBM (Pharmacy Benefit Manager). In the case where an agreement is made and the pharmacy fails to obey, GoodRx provides a contact (888-277-3911) for help.
There are apps available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store for iOS and Android. Some good news is that the app is rated well as most users have confidence in it.
Without thinking, you’re most likely to find your drug listed among the ones for which this company provides a price comparison. Remember, this company doesn’t sell any of them.
How Much Can It Help You Save?
Reports from the website have it that you can save up to 80% on a drug. In reality, this is quite hard to achieve, but an amount close to this is possible. This is one of the complains raised by customers. Nevertheless, it charges nothing for any of the services it offers.
On it’s website, the company has valid seals of verification from different bodies. The seals, when clicked, acts as links to the website of the body that has verified this service. For example, the following bodies have validly verified the body as one that offers acceptable standards of services, and their seals are available on the website:
■ Better Business Bureau
These are indisputable signs of legitimacy and excellence in service.
You’ll find excellent positive customer comments on various internet platforms about this service, starting from its own website. However, there are some negative feedbacks as well. On MyWot, the mixture of feedbacks isn’t so diverse. But, most of the reviewers actually endorse the service to others, among just a few who complain of inaccuracy in pricing and rejected coupons. The case is quite different on TrustPilot, where three out of the four reviewers give it a 5-star, except for one who has the same complain as in MyWot. Generally, more than 80% of customers trust the service.
This is a very great option for those who think that their current pharmacy is charging them quite extra on prescription drugs. It has the ability to save you more than 60% (confirmed). And, the service is absolutely free of charge. Complains about rejected coupons shouldn’t be added as a con to this service provider, but to the pharmacy that has dome the rejection. For these reasons, and perhaps more that aren’t mentioned in this review, we know that we’re accurate in awarding the company a 55% trust rating.