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2.Drug store discounts Certain seniors are allowed a discount on their prescriptions, which can help them majorly.
3.Medicare drug discount cards This is available for that elderly population who are not entitled for benefit under Medicaid program.
4.Medicare prescription assistance programs This type of program is available in nearly all states although they may differ in eligibility requirements.
5.Online buying People may buy drugs online through Internet but only drawback is that they have to rely on seller and in that process they may get duped by getting second grade items or by their money.
6.Buying from Canada Some people prefer to buy their medicines from Canada, which has health policy a bit different from that of USA and hence provides a market for cheaper drugs. FDA does take it seriously if one buys them in small amounts.
7.Charities There are certain charitable institutions, which help elderly and destitute in having their medicines, which at times they, give free of cost.
8.Others like state prescription fund, LCD, prescription drug credit program, subsidies, PAAD, PACENET,
Options available besides drugs Besides above options available for getting cheaper drugs there are other options like living in an extended health care facility or long term care facility or assisted living where people can not only live a normal healthy life but also get treatment if need arise.
Mansi gupta writes about helping senior citizens topics.