Here's just a little hint from someone who works in a pharmacy - if you do not have prescription insurance or your insurance doesn't cover much of a particular medication, ask your pharmacy if they have any free trial cards, or a generic insurance plan to help low-income customers. We have one card that can be added to anyone's profile if they can't afford a prescription - it might not save them any money, but it might save 50% or more, depending on the medication. We don't add it, however, unless we are told the patient is having a hard time paying for their medication. We also constantly have cards laying around for certain brand names - for example, Nexium and Tussionex manufacturers have sent us cards for free 7-30 day trials of their product. Sometimes this will require a little legwork on your part - you may have to have your doctor rewrite your prescription to be for 14 days instead of 28, for example - but it could save you $100+. Nicely ask if they have any discount cards laying around (and do any activation/calling the doctor that needs to be done yourself, if you can) and the pharmacist/tech may be able to hook you up.