Category: Drug Costs

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Vickie is a self-employed realtor in Titusville, Florida – and she doesn’t have health insurance. What she does have are three conditions that require long-term medications. With irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), rosacea, and upper esophageal issues, she’s been shopping around for lower drug prices the last 10 years by calling drugstores to ask for prices…. 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

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Back in 2017, popular erectile dysfunction medication Viagra went generic — reducing the cost for one pill to as little as $17 at some pharmacies. Viagra and the generic sildenafil, are two of the most popular drugs on the market today. Their popularity has led to thousands of bad jokes and hundreds of cheesy commercials,… Read More

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Proair, Advair, and Singulair — these are some of the many popular asthma medications that can cost upwards of $500 per month. To combat these high prices, many rely on their insurance coverage to shoulder the cost. But over the past couple of years, it seems like even insured individuals are paying higher out-of-pocket costs… Read More

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At GoodRx, we are always trying to find you the best savings on prescription drugs, and we have good news. Today, we are excited to announce lower prices on some popular prescriptions. Deeper discounts are available on many drugs at Walmart, and include terrific savings on these medications:   Savings at Walmart Drug Strength New… Read More

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Let’s start with the bad news. Invokana, a tablet taken to treat type 2 diabetes, is really expensive. A 30-day supply of Invokana can cost around $550, and we may have to wait another six years to see a generic. But there is good news — there are ways to save. Here’s all the information… Read More

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Prices for Chantix, the prescription drug used to help people quit smoking, have increased by 106% over the past five years. According to an analysis of GoodRx data, a 30-day supply of Chantix now costs around $485, whereas in 2013, people would have been able get that same prescription for around $236. The cash price… Read More

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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

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Brand drugs are expensive — this we already know, and prices seem to only be increasing. Of the 100 most-prescribed brand-name medications, those for diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and Crohn’s disease tend to be the most expensive. All of the drugs on this list are brand-only medications, meaning that there are no affordable generic alternatives available…. Read More