Month: September 2017

a doctor's prescription pad

Gout is a form of arthritis that affects the joints and can cause severe pain, redness, tenderness, and inflammation. Typically, gout is caused by a build-up of uric acid. Recently, the FDA approved Duzallo, a new combination medication for the treatment of gout. What is Duzallo indicated for? Duzallo is a combination medication indicated for the… Read More

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Proper disposal of sharp medical objects—like syringes, needles, or lancets—is important to prevent injury. The improper disposal of needles or sharps is dangerous and can increase the risk for a needle stick injury, which can spread blood-borne diseases like HIV or various forms of hepatitis. Many states have laws regarding sharp disposal, so it’s important to understand… Read More

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It’s the beginning of the school year, which means that it is time to prepare for the little bugs that get passed around the classroom, lice! Head lice are parasitic insects that can be found on the head, eyebrows, and eyelashes. Preschool and elementary school-aged children, as well as their parents and caregivers, are at the greatest… Read More

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2017 and 2018 will mark the launch of generic alternatives for Cialis (tadalafil) and Viagra (sildenafil), the two most popular erectile dysfunction (ED) medications. Cialis, approved to treat both ED and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), has about a year left on the countdown to its generic. Generic Viagra (sildenafil) hit the market in Dember 2017, bringing… Read More

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GoodRx has been focused on helping Americans for more than 6 years. This month, as hurricanes hit Florida and Texas, we realized that our mission to help goes beyond healthcare, and we wanted to do our part to help. A few days after Hurricane Harvey, we sent members of the GoodRx team to Houston to… Read More

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First, a little reminder about taste. Our sensory system for taste is remarkably sensitive, made possible by our taste buds. Taste buds are each made up of taste receptor cells which bind to small molecules related to flavor. Through sensory nerves, the receptors relay the taste information to the brain and this allows us to… Read More

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Cyltezo (adalimumab-adbm) is the newest biosimilar for the second biggest selling drug of 2015 – Humira. This is the second biosimilar for Humira, coming after the approval of Amjevita in 2016.  What is a biosimilar? Without getting too technical, biosimilars are basically the generic product of a biologic (a medication made from a living organism)…. Read More

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After Hurricane Harvey passed through Houston, TX, we came up with a plan to help. GoodRx would go to Houston, volunteer at a shelter, and pay 100% of the cost of prescriptions and basic necessities for as many people in need as we could reach. Diana, one of the GoodRx employees who went to help in… Read More

a doctor's prescription pad

Many women struggle with lack of interest in sex after menopause. Lower estrogen with menopause may result in vaginal dryness, painful intercourse and—because estrogen helps regulate the parts of the brain that control mood and desire—libido takes a hit as well. Many women come to primary care doctors for help when sexual desire is lacking… Read More

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GoodRx wants to help Americans in need. Last week, we deployed a team of employees to Houston to help locals clean up and get their prescriptions. Unfortunately, another hurricane is coming—this time to Florida—and we can’t just sit on the sidelines. For every new download of the iOS or Android GoodRx mobile apps on Monday,… Read More