Category: Data

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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

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As outrage over high drug prices has intensified over the past several years, drug companies took what seemed like a bold stand at the time: They would keep price increases below 10% annually. For the most part, they have kept their promise—but they’ve pushed the price hikes to the limit, with a burst of price… Read More

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When a brand-name drug goes generic, its price typically drops, by as much as half of what it was before. But a new GoodRx analysis shows that in the months prior to going generic, many brand-name drugs see large increases in their cash price, with prices rising by as much as 50%. This increase then… Read More

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Blockbuster erectile dysfunction drug Viagra (sildenafil) went generic in 2017, and since then, fills for generic sildenafil have surged — up 18% in June alone. The GoodRx Index also showed the following drug trends in June: Fills for allergy medications are dropping off. Actimmune continues to be the most expensive drug in the US. This… Read More

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Drugs are expensive — this we already know. But as it turns out, people in certain US cities have to shell out more for their medications than others. According to a nationally representative sample of prescription claims, drugs cost as much as 20% more than the national average in New York and Los Angeles, and… Read More

As if charging people over $15,000 per month for two specialty medications wasn’t already enough, manufacturer Bayer increased their prices by 8% in May to over $18,000 per month, according to a GoodRx analysis. The GoodRx Index also showed the following drug trends in May: Brand-name diabetes medications keep getting more expensive. Allergy season rages… Read More

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Prescriptions for depression and anxiety medications are on the rise among Americans – and parts of the country appear to be coping with higher rates than others, according to a GoodRx analysis of prescription data for anxiety and depression medicines. The data looks at the proportion of depression and anxiety medications among overall prescription volume… Read More