Category: Data

Even as US health officials set their sights on eradicating HIV, fills for the revolutionary HIV prevention drug Truvada have sharply declined since 2015 as patients face surging prices, poor coverage, insurance biases and skeptical doctors.     Introduced in 2012, Truvada for PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a mixture of two medications, emtricitabine and tenofovir,… Read More

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Despite outrage over the high cost of insulin, prices for popular insulin treatments have continued to climb in 2018, according to a GoodRx analysis of drug prices. Though prices are not climbing as quickly as they did between 2002 and 2013—when the average cost of insulin therapy tripled—the average price of insulin has increased by… Read More

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Smoke from more than 50 massive wildfires across the Western United States is spreading, causing smoky skies, breathing challenges, and high prescription fill rates for asthma medications—even for cities in the Midwest and on the East Coast. According to a nationally representative sample of prescriptions, fills for asthma medications this July and August were more… Read More

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Amid new efforts from the White House to rein in skyrocketing drug prices, like calling for greater price transparency and pressuring manufacturers to limit price hikes, four drugs saw price increases of more than 9% this August. The GoodRx Index also showed the following trends in the month of August: Given an unusually tough fire… Read More

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If you believe the best way to pay for your prescription is with health insurance, you’re hardly alone. After all, that’s why we have insurance in the first place, and that’s what we expect insurance to do—to cover our healthcare expenses. So when we get to the pharmacy, we show our insurance card, fork over… Read More

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How do you save on prescriptions? It might be in the way you pay for a prescription, like using a discount instead of insurance when it’s cheaper than your copay. Or it might be in the choice of your medication, like choosing a generic over a brand-name drug. Generics often give patients a way to… Read More

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In the two years since a national controversy erupted over the price of EpiPen injectors, the market for epinephrine auto-injectors has changed dramatically, according to a GoodRx analysis of US prescription fill data. Where two years ago, , manufactured by Mylan pharmaceuticals, had nearly 90% of the market for the medication, today the EpiPen brand… Read More

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Humira, Enbrel, Xarelto—these are some of the many expensive brand drugs that cost well over $400 per month, leaving many to count down the days until a cost-effective generic is approved. But how long will we have to wait? As much as 40 years in some cases. A recent analysis by I-MAK reveals that drug… 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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Over the past nine months, prices for brand drugs have spiked substantially—by about 30%. According to the GoodRx Index, the average cash price for a 30-day supply of the top 100 brand-name drugs increased from $300 in October to over $400 in July. One of the biggest pharmacy benefit managers (PBM), Express Scripts, just announced… Read More