Category: Drug Costs

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The stress of being in between jobs can get exponentially worse once you realize your health is also at stake. Norma, who lost her job a couple of months ago, says she can’t afford to go without her migraine medication—but she also literally can’t afford them without health insurance. Here’s how GoodRx helps her make… Read More

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If you’re having trouble affording your insulin, you’re not alone. Research has shown that expenses for diabetes can reach well beyond $1,000 a month, leaving many who cannot afford this cost without care. In response to the ever-climbing prices of insulin, manufacturer Eli Lilly created the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center, a helpline aimed at finding personalized… Read More

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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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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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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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After its approval in 2012, Truvada quickly became a revolutionary drug to help prevent HIV transmission in high-risk populations. As you may have guessed though, this groundbreaking drug doesn’t come cheap—the cash price for a 30-day supply costs around $2,000. Luckily, there are ways to save. Here’s what you need to know. What is Truvada?… 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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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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Emerging in 2006, Chantix quickly became known as one of the best ways to quit smoking. But, as a brand-only drug, Chantix is pricey—a month’s supply can cost $500. Luckily, there are ways to save. What is Chantix? Chantix is a popular, but expensive, prescription drug used for smoking cessation. Research shows that the medication… Read More

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Cutting down or rationing insulin has dire consequences for all type 1 as well as type 2 diabetics dependent on insulin. Working in a busy practice alongside an endocrinologist with predominantly type 1 diabetic patients, I’ve seen the team behind our doctors working hard to keep insulin affordable for patients. Here is what I’ve learned… Read More