Category: Generics

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Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a popular medication used to treat heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), but it can be expensive—the cash price for a 30-day supply can cost well over $300. What’s more, even though generic dexlansoprazole was approved in 2017, we may have to wait some time until it hits pharmacies. Luckily, there are… Read More

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Back to school season typically means new pictures, school supplies and EpiPens—but not for some families. Back in May, the FDA announced that Epipen was experiencing a shortage due to supply constraints, and this shortage has only worsened with the start of the school year. Lucky, the FDA recently made two announcements that should help… 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

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Brand-only drugs like Restasis, Eliquis and Lyrica can cost well over $500 for a month’s supply, and without cheaper generic alternatives, patients are often forced to either shell out their life savings or give up essential medications. FDA initiatives to expedite the drug review process and prohibit manufacturers from holding market exclusivity for too long… Read More

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Clonidine, amiodarone, atorvastatin… Are you taking any of these? If so, you’re in luck. Today, Walmart pharmacy released a new list of drugs they’ve added to their pharmacy savings program, offering a large number of medications at a discounted rate. With the Walmart Rx Program, you can get select generic medications at $4 for a 30-day… Read More

High blood pressure can lead to dangerous conditions like heart attack and stroke, so it’s important to keep it under control. Unfortunately, treatments like brand-only Bystolic (nebivolol) can be expensive—a monthly supply can cost well beyond $150 without insurance. What’s more, some commercial plans require patients to get a prior authorization and/or go through step… Read More

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Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting inflammation in the digestive tract leading to diarrhea, rectal bleeding and stomach pain. Close to one million people in the United States have been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, and many have to pay high costs for their expensive brand-name medications. Fortunately, the FDA just… Read More

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Have a headache or a pulled muscle? Odds are over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers like ibuprofen, aspirin or acetaminophen will do the trick. And unlike prescription pain medications containing opioids, OTC painkillers aren’t habit-forming, and likely won’t leave you groggy, dizzy, or even constipated. They’re also cheap and easy to find. All pharmacies carry both brand-name… Read More