Month: August 2017

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Find out more about what GoodRx is doing to help here. By the time Hurricane Harvey is finished, millions of Americans will be affected. More than 30,000 people are expected to need emergency shelter, and many more will face property damage and financial challenges. Those affected will need help long after the storm is over. What… Read More

On July 26, 2017, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced that they would be discontinuing the manufacturing and sales of Tanzeum, their once-weekly injection for type 2 diabetes. A pharmaceutical company can decide to discontinue a medication for many reason reasons. Just like any other business, if a product does not sell as expected, the company can decide to stop… Read More

Remember way back in 2016 when we were outraged by the rising cost of EpiPen? How kids and schools couldn’t afford a simple, life-saving treatment? How the company’s CEO was grilled by the government and reporters and they pledged to do something about it? Well, so much for public outrage. The cost of EpiPen has… Read More

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Antibiotic-associated diarrhea and colitis is affecting more of you, given the widespread use of antibiotics. Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is the organism that causes antibiotic-associated colitis; this happens because the bacteria is allowed to overgrow in the intestine when the normal intestinal flora is changed due to antibiotics. C. diff can release toxins that bind to receptors… Read More

Since the FDA created the Priority Review Program, aimed at fast tracking the development of drugs used to treat serious conditions, new hepatitis C medications are being approved at a faster rate. Recently, the FDA approved Mavyret, a new combination medication for hepatitis C. What is Mavyret prescribed for? Mavyret is a combination medication indicated… Read More

If you’ve got health insurance, now’s a good time to be paying attention. Each year, prescription coverage – the “formulary” – changes, and yours will likely be changing in 2018. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handle pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing more than 80 prescription medications from their formularies… Read More

Low back pain is a part of life—common across sexes, age groups, and countries, it’s something that almost all people experience at some point. Treatment for low back pain often includes a combination of medication and non-medication options. What should you start with? What treatments have the best evidence? And more importantly . . …. Read More

If you’ve ever had prescription eye drops, you know that those tiny bottles can cost a pretty penny, and can be challenging to apply in the eyes. Eye drops can be used for many reasons like allergies, infections, inflammation, dryness or vision disorders. Here are seven tips to help you get the very last squeeze out… Read More

Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL) is the most common cause of hair loss in women. While the cause is unknown, FPHL is more common in women with obesity, high blood pressure, and insulin resistance (pre-diabetes). FPHL mainly affects the mid and frontal regions of the scalp, while preserving the frontal hairline. Your part gets wider,… Read More

If you have ever used a Prevident dental product, you might have seen the many forms that are available like Prevident 5000 Plus, Prevident 5000 Booster Plus, Prevident 5000 Sensitive, Prevident 5000 Enamel Protect and Prevident 5000 Dry Mouth With so many Prevident dental products, it can be confusing and hard to determine the differences between these similarly named products. How do these products… Read More