Do you know about the Oregon Prescription Drug Program? It's free (funded by your taxes) and takes 30 seconds to sign up, and what you get is a prescription card that can give you up to 60% in savings for prescriptions. It may be used at many pharmacies, including most chain pharmacies. Even folks who have prescription coverage through private health care coverage can benefit, if there is a drug your doctor prescribed that isn't covered by your insurance. You can't use both the OPDP card and your insurance card together...it's either/or. But, you can look up the price of the drug on the OPDP website and determine if it will be cheaper for you to use your insurance or OPDP card.
The website for enrollment and other information (i.e. drug costs, participating pharmacies) is here.
Sara Hussein, my policy assistant working on Employee Wellness and other health care issues, reports this information in hopes it might be helpful to you or anyone you know that doesn't have insurance or pays too much for prescriptions. To clarify, you do not need to have medical insurance to sign up for this. So if you know someone without insurance, please tell them about this program that might help when they need prescription medication.