Clever RX, GoodRx drug cost reduction programs

Someone recommended "Good Rx" as a program for reduced-cost medications. 

More recently, someone else was recommending "Clever RX". 

Are these programs legit? 

Apparently they work in lieu of your regular drug insurance.  They claim to reduce drug costs dramatically.  What's the catch?

Do they only work for an initial period and terminate if you are using the medication regularly?  How are they able to achieve savings that the regular drug insurance companies cannot?

Are they paying the insurance advisors/agents to promote them? 

If so, can we still trust the advice of the insurance advisors/agents?

It would be nice to see an article about these programs in the AARP publication.  If it is there, I haven't been able to find it.

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@j248316t We can't speak for those companies, but we do have the AARP Prescription Discounts provided by OptumRx. This program offers savings on FDA-approved medications not covered by your current insurance when you use your free Rx discount card at participating retail pharmacies.

This program offers a free prescription discount card that can be used at over 66,000 pharmacies nationwide for savings on all FDA-approved medications. The program is open to anyone, whether you’re an AARP member or not – but AARP members receive additional benefits, including deeper discounts on medications, home delivery, coverage for your dependents and more.

For details, see the AARP Prescription Discounts provided by OptumRx Member Benefit.

You can enroll and print cards online by going to You'll leave the AARP Community site and go to the website of a trusted provider. The provider's terms, conditions, and policies apply. 

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