Category: Savings Tips

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Viagra, Symbicort, Plavix — these are some of the drugs that insurance companies stopped paying for this year, leaving many people on the hook to shoulder the full price of often expensive medications. Why? Drugs are dropped from a formulary — as the list of medications covered by an insurance plan is called — if… Read More

Every year, insurance companies change their prescription drug coverage, adding and removing certain medications from formularies. Of the 80 drugs dropped from formularies in 2018 by Express Scripts and Caremark (two of the largest companies that manage pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans), three are different versions of the same drug, doxycycline. Which… Read More

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If you live in Florida, we have some good news for your wallet: Walgreens is now testing a new pilot program geared at saving customers money on their prescriptions and storewide products. The program, called Walgreens Plus, is now being tested in 17 Walgreens stores in and around Gainesville, Florida. What does membership include? The… Read More

This is shaping up to be an especially tough year for people with allergies. With all the choices for allergy medications out there, how do you make sure you’re prepared with the best one? Here are three questions you should ask before popping that next allergy pill. 1. How long do my allergy symptoms last?… Read More

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As both an advisor to GoodRx and physician who uses it regularly in a busy private practice, I wanted to pass along the most effective ways to save money for patients using GoodRx. Not only are our patients more willing to take their medications if they can afford them, but the savings they glean can… Read More

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It’s April, which means spring is here bringing warm weather, blooming flowers, and sunny days. But if you’re one of the 7.4 million people that suffer from seasonal allergies, spring means pollen, watery eyes, sneezing, and visits to your pharmacy. Affording your allergy medication can be expensive, especially if multiple people in your household are suffering… Read More

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Creams and ointments to treat rashes, acne, and rosacea will cost you. Out of pocket costs for prescription creams and ointments have risen, and many try to get away with less effective over the counter milder steroids. Here is what you need to know to save on your skin creams Is it just me? Nope…. Read More

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Spring is officially here – and that means seasonal allergies have arrived. Prescriptions for allergy medications rose sharply in March, according to a GoodRx analysis of a nationally representative sample of US prescription fills, with some interesting patterns in state-by-state trends. Our monthly GoodRx Index report also showed other drug trends for March: The number… Read More

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Medicare offers comprehensive healthcare coverage for seniors 65 years of age and older. But needless to say, it can be confusing. Prior-authorizations, coverage gaps, co-insurance, part D, advantage plans? It can be too much. Here’s the catch – if you don’t know how to successfully navigate the system, you will more than likely be paying… Read More

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If you’re over the age of 50, you may have started to experience some of those difficult menopause symptoms. Hot flashes, fatigue, night sweats, osteoporosis…not fun. Luckily there are medications that can help you through menopause. But are they affordable? One of the more commonly prescribed estrogens to treat menopausal symptoms and prevent osteoporosis is… Read More