Month: December 2015

2015 was another tough year for American’s health care budgets. Insurance premiums increased, coverage was dropped for a number of important drugs, and overall we’re spending more for our health care. Don’t break out the antidepressants yet—it’s not all bad news. A number of important drugs went generic, which will generally mean huge savings and… Read More

Holiday season is in full swing, and that means that many of you will be enjoying plenty of delicious foods and holiday treats over the next week or two. However, if you aren’t used to all the rich or sugary food, you may end up with a stomach-ache or nausea. There’s no need to let a sour stomach ruin… Read More

For the 2015 – 2016 flu season, there was only one type of high-dose flu shot available. However, next year a new high-dose vaccine, Fluad, will offer another option. Isn’t one kind of high-dose vaccine enough? Not always. Later in flu season, you can still get vaccinated, but pharmacies may run out of the less common… Read More

Happy New Year from GoodRx! On January 1, 2016, the price you pay for some prescriptions may change. The price changes aren’t huge, but we always want you to know that the price you receive may be a little different than previous refills. What do I need to do? To ensure that you receive the… Read More

Metformin is an inexpensive generic drug widely used for type 2 diabetes in the U.S. Although it only costs pennies, it is now featured on the World Health Organization’s list of “essential medications.” Now, metformin (the brand is Glucophage) is also being studied for cancer and aging prevention. You may know that metformin works to lower… Read More

Lotemax (loteprednol) is a common eye prescription used to treat various causes of eye inflammation and allergic conjunctivitis (red, itchy eyes from allergies). Even if you’re familiar with Lotemax, you may not know that it comes in several different forms—eye drops, an ointment, and a gel—and they aren’t all the same. Can all of the… Read More

Many of you have holiday parties and family get-togethers before the end of the year—which means plenty of delicious food and desserts that can tempt even the most health-conscious. Unfortunately, eating different foods (or more than usual) may not always agree with your stomach. Upset stomach, indigestion, and heartburn are all common issues—especially around this time of year. To feel your… Read More

All of a sudden, everyone around you is coughing and sneezing—or worse, you already feel yourself starting to come down with a cold. What can you do to stay healthy with all of the germs floating around this time of year? Use these 6 tips to feel better, and keep from spreading winter illnesses. Can I… Read More

Many new inhaled medications have been approved to treat asthma, but the most recent approval from the FDA comes in a different form: Nucala (mepolizumab) is an injection given every four weeks by your doctor (or another health care provider). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 12 Americans are affected by asthma. More… Read More

You may wonder whether the many hormone injections required for the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF) put you at a higher risk of female cancers. Some reassuring results were just presented American Society for Reproductive Medicine 2015 Annual Meeting but there are some risks to know about. Here’s what they found. Ovarian cancer: In women who undergo in vitro… Read More