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NeedyMeds

NeedyMeds is a recommended resource for cost-saving programs on prescription medications and other healthcare costs. The site also provides educational webinars, a drug price tool, toll-free helpline, and self-care mobile app.

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Review Date: 5/7/2018

Scoring

Ease of Use

The top of the website includes a drop-down tool bar with an unwieldy amount of choices for users to explore. This can make browsing the website difficult, which is further complicated by the fact that there is no site-wide search bar to locate specific information aside from drug names. The website provides an entire section devoted to helping visitors use the website, but these issues could be clarified by a more simple design.

Visual Design

Website features an outdated visual design that is further complicated by a wealth of information available for visitors. Very few images on the website, and every page has a left-hand margin filled with advertisements distracting readers with additional NeedyMeds services.

Quality

The website's content helps people reduce the cost of healthcare by offering a variety of resources and tools. The collection of webinars are sponsored by respected healthcare advocacy organizations.

Credibility

Patient assistance programs are continuously updated, with dates of inclusion and revision. The site's blog is updated several times a month. Contributors to the webinars are credited.

Pros

  1. Downloadable prescription coupons, rebates, and a drug discout card
  2. Extensive library of special-topics webinars dealing with specific diagnoses and cost-saving programs

Cons

  1. The front page is cluttered with an overwhelming amount of choices and resources
  2. Website feels sprawling and seems to lack cohesive unity

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: NeedyMeds, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 1997

Accreditations: HON seal (2018)

Additional Features: Prescription assistance programs, downloadable drug discount card, drug price tool, toll-free helpline, webinars, blog, moblie app

Languages: English, Spanish

Contact: info@needymeds.org

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