Month: October 2013

Finacea (azelaic acid 15% gel) works just as well as a topical retinoid (similar to Retin-A) called adapalene (Differin) for women with adult acne. Finacea was tested for 9 months against the topical adapalene gel in a 2014 study. Results showed that Finacea gel was similar in effectiveness to adapalene 0.1% gel and that Finacea… Read More

For many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2014. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing almost 50 brands from their formularies at the end of 2013. More information is below. What are… Read More

We’ve expanded the selection of prescription and over-the-counter pet meds listed on GoodRx—you can now find and compare prices from four online pharmacies: 1-800-PetMeds PetFoodDirect Pet360 KV Supply All of the pharmacies we list are licensed and US-based, and certified by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to advertise prices and fill prescriptions online…. Read More

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Have you ever walked into the pharmacy and been told that your prescription requires a prior authorization? But your doctor prescribed something for you, and you brought in your prescription, shouldn’t that be enough? What exactly is a prior authorization, and why can’t you just pick up your prescription? Here is what you need to… Read More

Originally posted June 18, 2013: We have a problem in the U.S. Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) is the number one drug prescribed for any reason in this country. Most folks are shocked to hear that. Should we make it harder to get and if so, how? This has been a discussion for years that heated up in… Read More

“Everyone in Canada is talking about Victoza for weight loss” was what I heard from a visitor last week. It’s true, the potential is there to use this new class of diabetes medications for weight loss, given that in studies folks lose weight and their appetite diminishes. So, what’s the scoop on Victoza? Get to… Read More

Manufacturer Nephron Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall of ten lots of its albuterol inhalation solution. The recall affects the 0.083% (2.5mg/3ml), 3 ml vials in 25-count packaging. The recall is precautionary; there haven’t been any reported reactions, complaints, or adverse effects at this time. Nephron is working with patients and pharmacies to make sure supply isn’t… Read More

You can now find prices, comparisons, and descriptions for blood glucose test strips on GoodRx. You can search for your preferred brand of test strips from our homepage, or from the search bar at the top of any page on the site. Each page will show you the Amazon.com prices available for your strips, which… Read More

The popular extended-release cholesterol medication, Niaspan is now available as generic niacin ER. What is niacin ER? Niaspan (Niacin ER) is used to treat high cholesterol, along with diet and exercise. Niacin decreases triglyceride levels, lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol (HDL). High triglycerides and LDL levels, and low LDL levels, are risk… Read More

You aren’t alone.  The reason we hear so much about gout is that the prevalence of gout has increased greatly over the past 30 years. It’s more common in men than women but women start to catch up after menopause. Why is there more gout? There are 3 reasons: we live longer, there is more… Read More