Fact Check: Can GoodRx Help You Save Money on Prescription Medication?

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GoodRx is a drug discount service that operates through a mobile app and website, and provides coupons for discounts on prescription medications. In fact, around 5.6 million Americans use GoodRx coupons to buy their prescriptions every month. 

Many people assume that their health insurance will give them the lowest rate to fill a prescription, but that is not always the case. In lieu of using health insurance, GoodRx customers pay the discounted rate out of pocket. If you're purchasing generic drugs, for examples, GoodRx often costs less than insurance co-pays. But will GoodRx save you money on the whole? Let's find out.