Month: June 2015

Apotex has issued a voluntary recall of several lots of generic blood pressure medications enalapril/hydrochlorothiazide (enalapril/HCTZ, generic Vaseretic) and losartan (generic Cozaar). This is a class II recall, the most common type of recall, which means that there is a situation where use of the recalled product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health… Read More

The most expensive prescriptions are usually the best, right? That’s what many people think, but it isn’t always the case—not even close. There are many inexpensive drugs out there that work just as well for treating everything from arthritis to depression, and some even have fewer side effects than their high-cost counterparts. In 2013, pharmacy benefits… Read More

Glatopa, the new generic alternative to multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment Copaxone, was approved earlier this year, and its launch has been anxiously awaited. Now, the time has come, and Glatopa will be available in pharmacies soon! Manufacturer Sandoz announced last Thursday, June 18, that Glatopa has began shipping following its recent FDA approval. Is Glatopa… Read More

Gardasil 9, the new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, targets nine HPV types and became available early in 2015. There’s some confusion surrounding this vaccine so here are 10 points to help clear it up. Why do we care? Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58 is implicated in 90… Read More

Symptoms from an enlarged prostate are a common complaint in older men. While we don’t know exactly what causes it, the changes in male sex hormones that occur with aging appear to play a role. Urinary symptoms and sleep disturbance from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) may be easily remedied with medications. The prescription options, like… Read More

AstraZeneca has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Nexium 20 mg capsules. Nexium is used to treat several conditions, the most common being gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn. This is a class II recall, the most common type of recall, which means that there is a situation where use of the recalled… Read More

A new strength of Humalog has been approved by the FDA: the Humalog U-200 KwikPen will offer another form of rapid-acting insulin to improve sugar control in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. What is rapid-acting insulin? Rapid-acting insulin lowers blood sugar levels quickly; once injected it can take effect within 15 minutes and can last… Read More

Many Americans struggle with their weight. More than two-thirds of American adults are considered overweight, and one-third are obese. Obesity-related illness is estimated to cost the American economy almost $200 billion a year. Sadly, there isn’t yet a perfect pill to end obesity. However, there are a variety of prescription options to help you jump-start… Read More

GoodRx now shows prices and discounts for Marsh Drugs in Indiana and Ohio, Bayshore Pharmacy in New Jersey, and more local pharmacies. Keep in mind that GoodRx discounts will work at virtually every pharmacy in the US. If your pharmacy is a local independent or small chain and you can’t find it in our list for your… Read More

Stiolto Respimat (tiotropium bromide/olodaterol) has just been approved by the FDA for the maintenance treatment of COPD, and should be available in pharmacies soon. How does Stiolto Respimat work? Stiolto Respimat is a combination of Spiriva Respimat and Striverdi Respimat, with the same two active ingredients. Tiotropium bromide (Spiriva Respimat) is an anticholinergic, which relaxes the… Read More