Use Pharmacy Compass to compare prices of prescription drugs
One in 10 Canadians struggles to pay for prescription medications, even when covered
by insurance. And one in six British Columbians does not adhere to prescriptions
because of cost – a rate nearly twice the national average.1
Pacific Blue Cross is an advocate for ensuring that all British Columbians have
access to affordable health care. That’s why we created Pharmacy Compass.
The free, interactive online tool allows you to compare prices of both brand name
and generic prescription medications at different pharmacy locations across British
Columbia. With Pharmacy Compass, depending on the type of prescription medications
you need, you could lower your out-of-pocket drug expenses by up to hundreds of
How Does Pharmacy Compass Work?
Pharmacy Compass is not a mobile application that you download, but a responsive
web design that adapts to a range of devices including smart phones, desktop computers
Pharmacy Compass compares the average cost (per pill) of brand name and generic
equivalent prescriptions sold as tablets or capsules. It does not compare prices
of non-prescription products or other dosage forms such as topical products or liquids.
Start using Pharmacy Compass today.
to the tool.
1 Canadian Medical Association Journal Study, January 2012
*Prices shown are per tablet or capsule. Multiply the price shown by the number
of pills to determine the approximate cost of your prescription.