The good news about prescription drugs is that their overall cost is
actually dropping, with more than half of all prescriptions carrying a
price tag lower than $5. The bad news is that our out-of-pocket costs
are rising as more of us have high-deductible health plans and cost
sharing. Indeed, if you have two or more chronic conditions, your annual
out-of-pocket costs at the pharmacy may top $1,000. It's worthwhile to
seek out ways to reduce what you spend on medications.