Category: Cold & Flu

Finally, some good news. This past October, amid efforts by the Trump administration aimed at improving drug price transparency, prices for some popular drugs dropped drastically. According to the GoodRx Index, drug manufacturer Merck reduced the list price for Zepatier by 60% and six other drugs by around 10% each. The GoodRx Index also showed… Read More

Flu season is officially underway, which means it’s time to get vaccinated. Flu shots can range from $0 (yes, free) to $50 or more, depending on where you get your shot and what kind of vaccine you receive. Whether you’re insured or not, there are ways to make your vaccines affordable. Here are some things… Read More

Though older generic drugs are effective and affordable options for most chronic medical conditions, newer medications often come along, carrying with them excitement and promise. Here are the game changers of 2018.     1) Xofluza, the faster flu medication What is it? is a new pill that treats the flu and prevents the spread… Read More

Deciding whether to wait out a sickness or head to the doctor’s office for antibiotics can be a tough choice to make. Untreated bacterial infections can have serious and deadly consequences, but side effects of antibiotics are no fun either. This post will give you an idea of what types of infections usually do—or don’t—require… Read More

Cold and flu season started earlier than usual last winter, and it’s right around the corner again. Flu season in the US typically runs from October through May, with peak flu activity occurring around February. For the 20% of Americans who’ll come down with the flu this season, or catch one of the billion colds Americans get every year,… Read More

Flu season is right around the corner, which means it’s time to get your flu shot. Luckily, GoodRx is here to help, and we have some good news for your pocketbook. GoodRx has partnered with Walmart to offer all quadrivalent flu shots for only $24 with a coupon. That’s a 40% discount off their normal… Read More

Over 150 children died from flu last season, according to the CDC. It bears repeating: the best way to protect your kids from the flu is to have everyone 6 months or older in your household vaccinated. It can be scary if your child starts showing signs of the flu (fever, chills, muscle aches, ear… Read More

Cold and flu season is just around the corner. The common cold, often caused by rhinoviruses, is the most common human illness and comes with generally mild symptoms. The flu, caused by the influenza virus, can have more complicated symptoms. Both are contagious. So, what can you do to not get sick? That’s a question… Read More

If you happen to get sick this flu season, you now have the option to take the less expensive generic alternative Tamiflu. Are you ready? In the United States, flu cases spike in the fall and winter months (although you can get the flu year round). Flu infections peak during December and March, but it can linger into May. If… Read More

Amid an already devastating flu season, the story of a Texas teacher who, sick with the flu, skipped her prescription for Tamiflu (oseltamivir) because of a $116 copay, and subsequently died of the illness, has struck many as a tragedy that could have been avoided. It’s especially mystifying because of the high price of such an… Read More