Category: Generics

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The most frequently performed outpatient surgery in the United States is cataract surgery. After your cataract procedure, your doctor will prescribe several eye drops with the goal of suppressing inflammation and improving pain. Whether after a cataract or Lasik procedure, or if prescribed for another reason, these drops may cost you an arm and a… Read More

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Generic medications, which millions of Americans depend on for affordable treatment, may be getting a little more scarce – and, as a result, a good deal more expensive. Leading generic drug makers in India, the home of global generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, have recently indicated that they plan to begin “optimizing” their pipelines by manufacturing fewer… Read More

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The numbers are in: U.S. spending on diabetes drugs increased from $10 billion to $22 billion per year between 2002 and 2012, according to a recent study. And most of that cost was due to skyrocketing prices for one diabetes medication: insulin. Take, for example, Lantus, one of the most popular insulins on the market…. Read More

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If you happen to get sick this flu season, you now have the option to take the less expensive generic alternative Tamiflu. Are you ready? In the United States, flu cases spike in the fall and winter months (although you can get the flu year round). Flu infections peak during December and March but it can linger into May. If… Read More

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Epipens. Sovaldi. Tysabri. Acthar. Harvoni. Every month, it seems, there’s fresh outrage–from president Trump, the Congress, in the media, and among the public–over the soaring cost of prescription drugs.    With good reason: The cash price for the average brand-name prescription drug has increased 48% since 2013. These increases put desperately needed treatments out of reach… Read More

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One of the most popular drugs in the country, levothyroxine – also known as the brand name Synthroid – is in short supply, making prices higher and even leaving some patients without the drug. The shortage is a result of hurricanes Irma and Maria, which hit Puerto Rico nearly four months ago, and knocked out… Read More

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For a large portion of Americans, a simple bee sting or a peanut can cause a fatal allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Fortunately, in most cases, these symptoms can be treated by a shot to the leg with an epinephrine auto-injector. Unfortunately, one of the most popular autoinjectors EpiPen costs around $630 and it’s generic version epinephrine… Read More

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Good news! Viagra (sildenafil) has gone generic, cutting costs for the “blue little pill” in half. Viagra is one of the most popular drugs on the market today, earning manufacturer Pfizer over one billion dollars a year. Its popularity has led to thousands of bad jokes, hundreds of cheesy commercials, and put the phrase “erectile… Read More

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On November 16th, 2017, Manufacturer Greenstone LLC issued a voluntary recall of Lomotil (diphenoxylate/atropine), used to treat diarrhea.  This is a class II recall, the most common type of recall, which means that there is a situation where the use of the recalled medication may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences, but the likelihood of… Read More

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As of Dec. 11, 2017, two generic versions of Viagra (sildenafil) are available in pharmacies: one by generic manufacturer Teva, and the other by the original manufacturer, Pfizer. Prices for generic sildenafil are about half what they are for the brand version. Current prices for brand name Viagra are around $70 per pill, and prices for generic versions are expected to run… Read More