Category: GoodRx

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Larry, more affectionately known as Junior at home, is an eight-year old Chiweenie. (For dog newbies like me, a Chiweenie is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Dachshund.) He was adopted from the Humane Society by Kayla three years ago, joining a family of two cats and another dog, Cash the pitbull. Because her… Read More

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Have you ever gone to the pharmacy only to realize that you’re on the hook for a high copay or your insurance just won’t cover your medication at all. You’re not alone. Luckily, many drug manufacturers offer savings through copay cards, also known as manufacturer coupons. These programs are typically for brand-name drugs, and can… Read More

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You’re ready to pick up your prescription at the pharmacy. But how expensive will it be? And is there anything you can do to save money? Let’s discuss how to use pharmacy discount coupons and manufacturer savings cards to help you save on the medications you need. First, what’s the difference between pharmacy discount coupons… 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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Thomas, a data analyst in Mesa, Arizona, works with computer screens all day, so his vision is crucial for his work and everyday life (as is the case for most people). When he started having eye problems, he found that the prescription eye drops his doctor ordered were unreasonably expensive. Here’s the serendipitous story of… Read More

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We share a lot of stories on our blog about how GoodRx helps our users save on their prescription drugs, but discussions about our own savings often take place in our office, too. One of my co-workers had an interesting experience at the pharmacy recently. Here’s his story: I work at GoodRx. Since I am… Read More

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Dear Pharmacy Patient, We need to talk. I’ve been noticing that you sometimes don’t pick up your refills. Often times, you’re shocked at the high price of your prescriptions. Other times, you’re frustrated because you have to wait a long time in line or your prescription isn’t ready. Believe it or not, I get it…. 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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High-deductible health plans (HDHPs), those that require members to spend a large amount before they see any help from their insurance, are becoming the norm. In 2009, about 7% of large employers in the US offered only high-deductible plans. That percentage has more than quadrupled to 39% today. But just because HDHPs are becoming the… Read More

Doctors with people and children

Jay, an Indianapolis native, is the proud and loving owner of five dobermans. His two oldest, siblings Lacy Ann and Lex, both have health issues that require medication management, which Jay wouldn’t be able to afford without GoodRx.  Along with his other dogs Jasmine, Lilly, and Star, Lacy Ann and Lex are all show dogs…. Read More