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N.J. To Use Web To Help Consumer Compare Drug Prices

NBC10.com — Monday, August 21, 2006

New Jersey residents now have an easy way to comparison shop for prescription drugs.

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine signed into law Monday a bill that would establish a state Web site where people could check the retail prices of 150 of the most commonly-used drugs.

The Web site would list prices at different pharmacies so shoppers could easily see which business has the lowest price for their drugs.

The Web site would be similar to one already operating in New York that shows wide ranges in pricing from pharmacy to pharmacy.

For instance, the cost for 30 pills of Lipitor costs $80.79 at one store and $130.50 at another.

New Jersey's Web site should be up and running by Fall 2007.

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