One suggestion that has worked for me is asking for samples when given a prescription. Sometimes doctors, nurses and Physician Assistants will offer but if they don't, Ask. I had one doctor give me a year's supply of migraine medication! That was a huge savings!
Don't forget when trying a new medication,you may have severe side effects, resulting in another prescription being written! Example: my husband went through 3 scripts till he found the right one. $75 later!
Here's my goodie bag from my dermatologist today! samples and a coupon