The New York State Board of Pharmacy publishes an annual list of the 150 most frequently prescribed drugs, in the most common quantities. The New York State Department of Health collects retail price information on these drugs from pharmacies that participate in the Medicaid program and from pharmacies that submit their retail price information directly to the Department of Health. This site allows you to search for specific drugs from the most frequently prescribed drug list.
Choose up to six drug names from the list below. Then select the Add button to append the selections. To perform a search, enter a City or select a County from the dropdown list or enter a ZIP Code. If you choose to search by ZIP Code, select a distance to include in the search.
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) obtains retail drug price information from pharmacies participating in the Medicaid program and from pharmacies that submit their retail drug price information directly to the Department of Health. Other pharmacies in your area may offer different prices than the ones listed on this site. Please note NYSDOH publishes the price data as it is received without verification. As a best practice, always contact or visit your pharmacy to obtain specific price information prior to the purchase of a drug.
It is very important that you tell your health care practitioner and pharmacist about all of the medications you are currently taking. Please be sure to ask them how to avoid potentially harmful interactions between those drugs. You should also ask your health care practitioner and pharmacist about any side effects associated with the drugs you are taking or any other questions you may have about the drugs.
If you are age 50 to 65, or disabled, and do not have prescription drug coverage, you may qualify for the New York Prescription Saver Card. Call 1-800-788-6917 to learn more.