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Michigan's prescription price Web site expands, enabling price evaluation of 150 drugs

Michigan Department of Community Health announced extensive upgrades to the state’s existing prescription drug web site, including the addition of 120 new prescription drugs that Michigan consumers can now evaluate to view lowest prices in their area.

The expanded web site – www.michigandrugprices.com – provides information to consumers so they may search prescription drug prices by city or by zip code. Users can select the pharmacy closest to them, or look at pharmacy prices from as far as 100 miles away from their homes – within Michigan’s borders. As a new feature, users also have immediate directional access to the pharmacy of choice, as pharmacy locations are immediately linked via Mapquest.

Other new features on the web site include an A to Z listing of all 150 available drugs, links to programs and companies that provide free prescription drugs, and addresses and telephone numbers that make contacting pharmacies easy for consumers. Eventually, MDCH also will add expanded prescription drug warnings for all 150 drugs as well.

Most notably, the expanded site also includes a new feature that allows users to file complaints with MDCH when they believe drug pricing information is incorrect or price gouging may be occurring.

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