I had no idea that prescription prices could vary so much:
At a Walgreens in Northwest Austin, the generic Zocor costs $64.99. At the Apothecary Shop less than a quarter mile away, the same drug is $18.
Walgreens explains the difference in the level of service.
“Low prices don’t do you any good if the pharmacy isn’t open when you need it,” a company spokesman said in a statement.
Well, all that means is visit Walgreens if it’s an emergency, otherwise, shop around for the best deal. It’s awesome when you can support local, small businesses and get a better deal. Plus I just like anachronistically named establishments.