New Jersey consumers are now able to research and compare retail prices for prescription drugs online following this month’s launch of New Jersey Prescription Drug Retail Price Registry.
The registry contains the prices reported to the state by New Jersey pharmacies for the 150 most-frequently prescribed prescription drugs. Comparing the prices listed in the registry will assist consumers to locate the pharmacy in his or her area with the lowest retail price for a specific prescription drug.
The registry, available in both English and Spanish, is located on the Division of Consumer Affairs’ web site www.njconsumeraffairs.gov.
The registry shows the average price per unit most recently reported to the state and uses that average to show an estimated retail price for quantities of 30, 60 and 90 units for each prescription drug listed. It will be updated monthly to provide consumers with current pricing information.
The registry allows users to search prescription pricing by zip code, among other search options. Additionally, this same information can be obtained by calling the New Jersey Prescription Drug Price Registry toll free at 1-800-242-5846. The line is staffed from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.