Author: Katie Mui

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For many health conditions, finding the right medication is often a matter of trial and error. Patients, along with their physicians, are tasked with weighing factors like a medication’s effectiveness, side effects and hassle. Not surprisingly, cost also plays a large part in the decision. What good is a medication if it means you can’t… Read More

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David and Linda, both in their early seventies and retired, have had their fair share of health problems—and good medical care doesn’t come cheap. They are enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B, so their hospital expenses and what are known as medically necessary expenses (think doctor’s visits, lab work, and certain medical equipment) are… Read More

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We always appreciate it when doctors and pharmacists recommend GoodRx to their patients, but it was pretty awesome to learn that paramedics use it on the job, too. Here’s how one paramedic, Susan, serves her community of Coral Springs and Parkland, Florida, with the help of GoodRx. Susan has been with the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire… Read More

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Larry, more affectionately known as Junior at home, is an eight-year old Chiweenie. (For dog newbies like me, a Chiweenie is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Dachshund.) He was adopted from the Humane Society by Kayla three years ago, joining a family of two cats and another dog, Cash the pitbull. Because her… Read More

Where burgers and fries go, diabetes and pharmacies are likely to follow. So suggests a new GoodRx analysis of pharmacy locations, overlaid with fast food restaurant locations and diabetes rates across the US. Less surprising: the more fast food restaurants (and therefore pharmacies) a place has, the higher the diabetes rate. Adding diabetes rates by… Read More

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When I decided to stop taking birth control pills and switch to a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) about four years ago, the Nexplanon implant seemed like an easy choice. What surprised me at the time, and even now, is that the implant is far less popular than other birth control methods. Now that I’m on… Read More

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Thomas, a data analyst in Mesa, Arizona, works with computer screens all day, so his vision is crucial for his work and everyday life (as is the case for most people). When he started having eye problems, he found that the prescription eye drops his doctor ordered were unreasonably expensive. Here’s the serendipitous story of… Read More

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In May, the makers of Vagisil, the popular over-the-counter cream for vaginal itching and irritation, launched Preventeza, their own version of the emergency contraceptive pill (ECP). This is a good thing: with more options available from online and local retailers, emergency contraception becomes more accessible and more people can prevent unplanned pregnancies. We’ll walk you… Read More

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Vickie is a self-employed realtor in Titusville, Florida – and she doesn’t have health insurance. What she does have are three conditions that require long-term medications. With irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), rosacea, and upper esophageal issues, she’s been shopping around for lower drug prices the last 10 years by calling drugstores to ask for prices…. Read More

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For one reason or another, you may be considering a longer-term option for birth control. As far as preventing pregnancy goes, that’s not a bad idea at all. As a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC), the intrauterine device (IUD) has a failure rate of only 0.8% and once inserted, it can last up to 12 years. With… Read More