Author: Katie Mui

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With one in four Americans having trouble paying for medical care, it’s no surprise that GoodRx users come from all walks of life. Today’s story is about Eddie, an Uber driver in the Los Angeles area who, as an independent contractor without health benefits, wasn’t able to afford medications for his chronic migraines. We first… Read More

Yeast infections are caused by Candida albicans, a type of fungus that is naturally found in the vaginal flora of most women. However, too much of a good thing can be bad, and overgrowth of Candida leads to a common condition for women called a yeast infection. Telltale signs include itching, soreness, and a white, thick… Read More

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We’re always amazed to hear from doctors and pharmacists who use GoodRx to help their patients save money — especially when it’s a matter of getting a medication or not at all. When we saw this tweet from Volunteers in Medicine (VIM), naturally, we reached out to learn more about their organization. We were able… Read More

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With 2018 being an especially bad year for allergies, you may be reconsidering your current allergy medication. The sheer number of allergy relief commercials that crop up during these high-pollen months can make it pretty tempting. Among the brands frequently advertised are household names like Claritin (loratadine), Allegra (fexofenadine), and Zyrtec (cetirizine), but there’s a… Read More

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Happy National Donut Day! As you’re enjoying bite after bite of scrumptious glazed or jelly-filled fried dough, remember that GoodRx can help you save money on your medications if you’re stuck in the Medicare donut hole. What is the Medicare donut hole? The term “donut hole” comes from a common analogy used to explain the… Read More

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When Beverly and her family rescued Ninja, a 13-year-old Shih Tzu, six years ago, she didn’t anticipate how expensive his pet medications would be. Ninja doesn’t have insurance, since he has a pre-existing condition — a heart murmur — that disqualifies him from coverage. But this is not uncommon. Less than 5% of pet owners… Read More

Eliquis (apixaban) and Xarelto (rivaroxaban) are part of a new group of anticoagulant drugs called NOACs (novel oral anticoagulants) used to prevent blood clots, stroke, and embolism, especially in people with atrial fibrillation. Approved by the FDA several years ago, Eliquis and Xarelto quickly became two of the most popular blood thinners in the market…. Read More

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Chuck and Lisa, a retired couple from Washington, are among the 40% of Medicare patients who find themselves in the Medicare Part D donut hole and couldn’t afford their medications. Luckily, they are now able to get the treatments they need with the help of GoodRx. The Medicare “donut hole” refers to the prescription benefits… Read More

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It’s no secret that asthma inhalers have gotten expensive, and there are no signs of soaring prices slowing down. Even under Medicare Part D, asthma inhalers are high-ticket drugs. They’re listed under Medicare’s higher-tier, “non-preferred” or “specialty” drug categories, which pushes the cost of these medications onto the 43 million Americans enrolled in Part D. Whether… Read More

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Skipping the pharmacy line and getting your prescriptions mailed to you may seem like an easy choice, but as Gayle learned, mail order pharmacies don’t always offer the best price. For years, Gayle had relied on a mail order pharmacy to fill her prescription for estradiol patches, simply because her insurer had offered it as… Read More