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Botox. Humira. Lantus. Enbrel. You’ve probably heard of at least one of these medicines before, but did you know that all of them are derived from living cells? These popular drugs are examples of biologics, or biological medications, that are developed from blood, proteins, viruses, and living organisms and are used to prevent, treat, and… Read More

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Sciatica — the pain that travels from your low back down your leg — is extremely common. It affects up to 40% of adults, but there’s a lot of conflicting information out there on which medications work best to relieve pain. Lyrica (pregabalin), Neurontin (gabapentin), and Neurontin + Elavil (amitriptyline) are all popular pain relievers,… Read More

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Lyrica (pregabalin) is now one of the 10 most prescribed drugs in the United States. Chemically similar to Neurontin (gabapentin), which is also an anti-epileptic medication, Lyrica is used to treat brain- and nerve-related disorders. To remember Lyrica’s uses outside of epilepsy, just remember: nerve pain and fibromyalgia. Lyrica received FDA approval for use in… 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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Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), a long-acting stimulant medication used in adults with ADHD, is one of the most commonly prescribed brand-name drugs. Given that 60% of adults who were children with ADHD have symptoms that persist to adulthood, long-term treatment may be necessary. If you’re taking Vyvanse long-term or thinking about starting it, what are some lesser-known but… Read More

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You may or may not have heard of kratom before today; however, it has been a major area of focus recently for the FDA. Kratom, also known as Mitragyna speciosa, is a plant which grows naturally in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. It has been touted as an alternative approach to pain medication… Read More

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Spring-cleaning around the house doesn’t have to only mean dusting and sorting through old clothes to donate. If you are looking to do a deep clean this spring season you should consider looking in your medicine cabinet and getting rid of any products that are expired or unused. How? Through National Prescription Drug Take Back… 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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At GoodRx, we are committed to finding you the best savings on your prescriptions, and we have some good news. Today, we’re excited to announce new lower prices on some popular prescriptions at Walgreens. Our already discounted prices have dropped even lower – by as much as 70% in some cases. These deeper discounts are… Read More

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Erectile dysfunction treatments are some of the most counterfeited drugs in the world, and on March 16, 2018, the FDA began warning consumers about dangerous unapproved drugs being advertised. These counterfeit drugs are advertised nationwide as a “healthy man alternative to the little blue pill” or “healthy man,” or “the power pill” for erectile dysfunction. They have been… Read More