Category: Pharmacy

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Is a pharmacist allowed to tell you when you’re paying too much for your prescription? That’s the concern around so-called pharmacist gag clauses, which are brewing up controversy from your local Rexall all the way to the US Congress. Here’s what’s going on: Gag clauses are found in some legal contracts between pharmacies and pharmacy… Read More

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In May, the makers of Vagisil, the popular over-the-counter cream for vaginal itching and irritation, launched Preventeza, their own version of the emergency contraceptive pill (ECP). This is a good thing: with more options available from online and local retailers, emergency contraception becomes more accessible and more people can prevent unplanned pregnancies. We’ll walk you… Read More

It may sound far-fetched, but a vaccine to prevent HIV is in the works and already being studied in humans. For the past 30 years, progress has slowly been made towards developing an effective HIV vaccine, but unfortunately, experiments have ultimately failed. This new vaccine seems to be giving researchers renewed hope. Recently, scientists have… Read More

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It’s summer, which means warm weather, days at the beach, and poison ivy. Every summer, people swing by the pharmacy with questions about how to get rid of their itchy rash. If you do happen to come into contact with poison ivy this summer you may find the following tips particularly helpful: The earlier you realize… 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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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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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

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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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Has your doctor ever warned you about taking statins with grapefruits? It may seem like a strange association, but certain statins like Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Zocor (simvastatin) that are used to lower cholesterol levels can interact with grapefruit and grapefruit juice and cause harmful side effects.  How do statins interact with grapefruit? Statins are broken… Read More

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To control drug costs and reduce the use of expensive medications, insurers have long relied on step therapy, a restriction on insurance coverage that requires patients to prove that less-expensive drugs are ineffective before getting coverage for a more expensive, higher-tier drug. Step therapy is another form of a prior authorization, but many argue that… Read More