Month: August 2016

In response to criticisms over EpiPen pricing, manufacturer Mylan will be offering an authorized generic alternative sometime in Fall 2016. For more background on EpiPen pricing, and other less-expensive alternatives, see the previous GoodRx articles on EpiPen here and here. Here’s what you need to know about the new EpiPen generic. How much will the new generic… Read More

EpiPen has been in the news lately and you should know why. Mylan, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures EpiPen, increased the price of their auto-injector by 400% since 2007. What no one seems to be talking about: there are much less expensive alternatives out there. When it comes to preloaded epinephrine pens (like EpiPen), you… Read More

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If you’re enjoying the sunshine one last time as summer comes to an end, it is important to know that some of your medications could cause you an unexpected problem. You may not be aware, but some prescriptions can increase your sensitivity to sunlight—causing your skin to burn more easily. What type of reaction can occur? If your… Read More

This is an update to our 2012 Get to Know the EpiPen article. For 1 – 2% of Americans, a bee sting or food allergy can cause anaphylaxis, a potentially fatal allergic reaction. Fortunately, these symptoms are easily treatable. Since the 1970s, epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPen being the most common) have provided a life-saving treatment for… Read More

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While interventions like group or individual therapy are effective for alcohol abuse, 70 percent of people relapse after psychosocial treatment alone. There are several medications that can be used to treat alcohol use disorder, leading to reduced heavy drinking and increased days of abstinence. So here are the fab five to get to know: 1…. Read More

Americans, get ready for sticker shock at the pharmacy. In 2017, the nation’s largest insurance companies will likely exclude up to 154 different drugs from coverage. If you’re taking one of these prescriptions, your co-pay is about to go way, way up. Last year, popular drugs including Viagra and Qsymia were dropped by major insurance… Read More

If you have little ones heading back to school in the next few weeks, you may already be prepared for the colds, flu, and other bugs that get passed around each fall. You may not be as ready for actual bugs though—and it’s important to know what to do if your child comes home with… Read More

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Some lucky people don’t get motion sickness—but if you are affected, it can ruin a cruise or sailing trip. You may have tried Dramamine, Bonine, and other non-prescription treatments, but in the end, preventing motion sickness may require planning ahead with a prescription from your doctor. So what’s the best treatment for motion sickness—and why do some folks… Read More

Dry eyes typically affect adults starting in their 30s, and become more common as you age. Several other factors can contribute, including certain medications, and being contact lens wearer. Women are also more prone to dry eyes. Now, if you suffer from dry eyes, you may know that there aren’t that many prescription options out… Read More

We use computers and cell phones to do, well, almost everything—so it only seems fitting that you can now have an appointment with a doctor without ever leaving your home. Telemedicine, the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology, is cropping up more and more. You have lots of options too, from simple… Read More