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Price accuracy at local pharmacies this cold and flu season?

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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

If you're trying to stay healthy this cold and flu season, you'll want to know where you can get your medications for the right price.

The Arizona Weights and Measures Inspectors found that the price on the products might not always be what you pay when you check out at the register.

Thrity pharmacies across Arizona were randomly checked for price accuracy between August and September of this year. Inspectors say five of the businesses inspected had at least one overcharge, including an allergy medicine that registered for $9 more than advertised. 

Weights and Measures investigators also found some prices were actually lower than advertised.

"Every undercharge affects a business' bottomline and can have a detrimental effect on the lifespan of that business, it is abundantly clear based on the inspection results that more work needs to be done and additional follow up inspections be conducted to ensure compliance of proper pricing accuracy," said Kevin Tyne, Director of the Department of Weights and Measures.

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