Footnote Frivolity***, Money Matters

Saving money with generic medicines

While you might be congratulating yourself on avoiding the dentist’s for another consecutive year, it’s the regular health expenses, such as medication, that add up. We Australians are lucky enough to live in a country where medicines are subsidised, but even with the Government’s contribution, a particular medicine can cost you up to $35.40 per month or $424.80 per year.

It’s possible to get a better deal by shopping around or bulk-buying from discounters but there’s something to be said about supporting the local*, since they’ll often give you free advice/recommendations, saving you a trip to the doctor’s.

Wherever you choose to go, consider buying generic. Continue reading