Month: April 2016

This Saturday, April 30, will be the 11th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The take-back day is an event put on by the DEA Office of Diversion Control to offer an easy way for you to safely get rid of unwanted, unused, or expired medications. Can’t I just throw out my old prescriptions? Sometimes, but… Read More

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, so of course we need a close eye on cardiac risk factors in primary care. But what other issues do men face that often get overlooked? Move over breast cancer and menopause—here are some things men, and the people who love them,… Read More

At GoodRx, we’re always trying to find new ways to get you the greatest savings and lowest prices on your prescriptions. Now, we’re proud to let you know that we’ve found even lower prices at many major chain pharmacies. What does this mean for me? Bottom line, you can now save up to 10% more… Read More

Good news if you’re one of the millions of Americans that takes Crestor, a popular cholesterol medication. The generic version of Crestor, rosuvastatin, is expected to hit pharmacies May 2, and you’ll soon be able to save hundreds of dollars a year. How much does Crestor cost? Many insurance and Medicare plans either do not cover… Read More

ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) affects around 11% of children ages 4 to 17 years of age, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)—and that number continues to rise. New Quillichew ER (methylphenidate) may offer an easier way to take ADHD medication, for children or anyone who prefers not to swallow a pill…. Read More

Zurampic (lesinurad) is the newest medication to be approved by the FDA for the treatment of gout. Gout is an inflammatory type of arthritis that results from the buildup or uric acid crystals in the body. Recent statistics from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prenvention) show that gout is on the rise in… Read More

You may remember that HIV and AIDS treatment back in the 1980s, 1990s, and even the early 2000s required several different pills. Many of these pills were large and difficult to swallow, and caused a lot of side effects like nausea and vomiting. Today, advancements in the management of HIV can mean treatment with as little as… Read More

This week, the FDA took the unusual step of withdrawing approvals it had previously given for several medications used in conjunction with statins to treat high cholesterol. This is news because I’m sure many of you have been paying big bucks for these medications. Which meds are we talking about? Extended-release niacin (Niaspan). Fenofibric acid delayed-release (Trilipix)… Read More

You may have noticed more medications available in the store that used to require a prescription—and the newest prescription med to make the switch is Rhinocort (budesonide) allergy relief nasal spray (the over-the-counter version will be known as Rhinocort Allergy). Wondering if Rhinocort Allergy will be different from it’s prescription counterpart? Rest assured that before… Read More

Newly approved injection Taltz (ixekizumab) will offer another treatment option for plaque psoriasis. The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that nearly 7.5 million people in the United States suffer from psoriasis. It can cause itchy, dry, scaly patches of skin, and comes along with many complications and other diseases, including arthritis, depression, obesity, diabetes, and high… Read More