Category: Savings Tips

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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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The Trump administration recently issued a rule that allows a new kind of health insurance: short-term plans that offer some healthcare coverage for a lot less money than most other health insurance plans. These short-term plans can now last just under a year, with renewals for up to three years. But that lower price means… Read More

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Well-known for treating type 2 diabetes, Jardiance can also reduce the risk of a cardiovascular event by 38%—but it’s expensive. A 30-day supply costs well over $500, and many insurance plans won’t cover it. Luckily, there are ways for you to save as much as 100% off the cash price. How much does Jardiance cost?… Read More

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Brand-only drugs like Restasis, Eliquis and Lyrica can cost well over $500 for a month’s supply, and without cheaper generic alternatives, patients are often forced to either shell out their life savings or give up essential medications. FDA initiatives to expedite the drug review process and prohibit manufacturers from holding market exclusivity for too long… 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

High blood pressure can lead to dangerous conditions like heart attack and stroke, so it’s important to keep it under control. Unfortunately, treatments like brand-only Bystolic (nebivolol) can be expensive—a monthly supply can cost well beyond $150 without insurance. What’s more, some commercial plans require patients to get a prior authorization and/or go through step… Read More

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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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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