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It’s no secret, breastfeeding can be hard. From getting your baby to latch, to producing enough milk, the struggles are endless. But you’re not alone. Here are five of the most common problems that can happen while breastfeeding and how to solve them. 1) You feel excessively tired Breastfeeding is hard work, and women who… Read More

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Humira, Enbrel, Xarelto—these are some of the many expensive brand drugs that cost well over $400 per month, leaving many to count down the days until a cost-effective generic is approved. But how long will we have to wait? As much as 40 years in some cases. A recent analysis by I-MAK reveals that drug… Read More

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Synthroid (levothyroxine) is the most commonly prescribed medication in the US, and is used to treat hypothyroidism—often for a lifetime. Symptoms of hypothyroidism, or under-active thyroid, may include fatigue, weight loss, anxiety and depression. Here are seven questions I get asked a lot about levothyroxine and thyroid hormone replacement therapy. What is levothyroxine? Synthetic thyroxine… Read More

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Nearly 40 lots of popular thyroid hormone replacement medication, levothyroxine/liothyronine, were recently recalled due to concerns over contamination. is a combination medicine containing levothyroxine (T4) and liothyronine (T3), both synthetic forms of thyroid hormones the body normally makes. The drug is used to improve the symptoms of hypothyroidism like slow speech, lack of energy, weight… Read More

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One of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States is lisinopril, a blood pressure medication that’s been around for nearly three decades. Lisinopril relaxes the blood vessels and lower blood pressure by blocking the production of a hormone called angiotensin II. But as it turns out, lisinopril has many additional upsides for you…. 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

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As drug makers are facing increasing scrutiny over high drug prices, pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) Express Scripts announces that they will be excluding 48 new drugs from insurance coverage in 2019. If you have insurance, it’s time to pay attention. Every year, PBMs like Express Scripts evaluate the clinical value and financial cost of prescription… Read More