Category: Pharmacy

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In response to the current EpiPen shortage, Walgreens has announced that their pharmacies will be stocking an alternative epinephrine auto-injector, Auvi-Q, in case EpiPen supplies run out. Filling an EpiPen prescription with Auvi-Q will come at no cost for commercially insured patients. has been in short supply since the beginning of the summer due to… Read More

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Did you know that the flu shot is just one of many ways to get vaccinated against the flu? Here, we’ll walk you through the various flu vaccine options so you can choose the one that best suits your body and lifestyle! Although no prevention method will guarantee you won’t get sick, getting a flu… Read More

If you’re having trouble getting the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix, you’re not alone. Since it was approved in October 2017, Shingrix has been in short supply and some say this shortage could last well until 2019. According to the manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, the demand for has been “unprecedented,” and has resulted in a country-wide shortage. Glaxo… 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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Scopolamine, nicotine, and buprenorphine—these are some of the many medications that are available in patch form. Known for being convenient and comfortable, transdermal patches are used in cases where patients need a slow release of medication over time. Whether to save money or to lower the dose, patients often ask if they can cut them…. Read More

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With a difference of only two letters in their names, Sudafed and Sudafed PE look nearly identical and can be extremely confusing to the unsuspecting patient. Both are used to treat nasal congestion—but they are available in different strengths, have different active ingredients, and are kept in different locations in your pharmacy. What is nasal… 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

Where burgers and fries go, diabetes and pharmacies are likely to follow. So suggests a new GoodRx analysis of pharmacy locations, overlaid with fast food restaurant locations and diabetes rates across the US. Less surprising: the more fast food restaurants (and therefore pharmacies) a place has, the higher the diabetes rate. Adding diabetes rates by… Read More

You’ve likely heard there is a new shingles vaccine, Shingrix, that is more effective than our existing vaccine Zostavax. However, as recently as June 2018, Shingrix was in short supply, and by estimates from manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline, order limits and shipping delays will continue through 2018.  Shipments of Shingrix are making their way to clinics, but you… Read More

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Have you ever taken a prescription to the pharmacy counter only to find out that your pharmacist won’t fill it? This scenario happens more often than you might think. Pharmacists can refuse to fill your prescription for many reasons, including an altered prescription or any possible drug interactions they might see. This is Part 2… Read More