Web site Allows Vermont Residents to Compare Prescription Drug Prices

July 13, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Vermont residents will now be able to compare prescription drug prices charged by the state's pharmacies by going to an interactive Web site.

According to a press release from the Vermont Attorney General’s Office,consumers can pick their medication, town or county and view a list of prices offered for various drugs in area pharmacies.

The premise behind the Web site: “Give consumers good information, and they can make smart buying decisions,” Attorney General William Sorrell said about the site. “As the already high cost of drugs goes even higher, this comparison shopping tool should be a great help to price-conscious Vermonters.”

The prices listed on the Web siteare the prices that pharmacies reported to the Vermont Medical Assistance Program as their “usual and customary” prices charged to customers without insurance during the time period from May 1, 2007 through May 31, 2007.

To search the prescription drug database go here .