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Anyone who has fibromyalgia knows that it’s absolutely no joke. It’s a chronic condition with symptoms like muscle pain, fatigue, migraines and headaches—all of which can lead to sleep problems, anxiety and depression. Stress can also exacerbate these symptoms… like, say, the stress of not knowing if you’ll be able to afford your next prescription… Read More

Now’s the time to enroll in individual health insurance for 2019. With this open enrollment period, we’ll have more plans to choose from on healthcare.gov‘s Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as the Exchanges) compared to previous years. We’ll also see broad shifts in insurance availability and pricing as a result of important insurance policy changes… Read More

Flu season is officially underway, which means it’s time to get vaccinated. Flu shots can range from $0 (yes, free) to $50 or more, depending on where you get your shot and what kind of vaccine you receive. Whether you’re insured or not, there are ways to make your vaccines affordable. Here are some things… Read More

Every year, insurance plans update the list of drugs that they cover, also known as their formulary. That means that some drugs covered this year won’t be covered next year. (In fact, more and more drugs are excluded from formularies each year.) And drugs that are new to the market might be covered soon. If… Read More

GoodRx has completed the largest library of brand-drug savings programs on the internet, featuring over 800 manufacturer discount programs and 1,300 patient assistance programs for more than 1,600 drugs.* This database, which took more than five years of research and development, includes discounts made available by dozens of drug manufacturers, and offers savings for both… Read More

Have you ever called a pharmacist to confirm whether it’s really a bad idea to have a drink while taking antibiotics? You wouldn’t be the first person. Here’s the bottom line: it’s best not to drink alcohol while you’re sick, since alcohol affects the way we heal from infections. But there are specific antibiotics you… Read More

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A generic drug is affordable, right? Unfortunately, not always. In the case of generic valsartan, a medication that treats high blood pressure, a 30-day supply can cost over $100 without insurance. Plus, since valsartan is a generic, there’s little to no chance that a cheaper equivalent will come to the market. So, how can you… Read More

Pharmacy technicians are often the unsung heroes when it comes to patient care. They are the first and last point of contact with patients at the pharmacy, making sure they receive the right medication and understand how to take them correctly. On Pharmacy Technician Day earlier this month, we had the opportunity to celebrate pharmacy… Read More

Though older generic drugs are effective and affordable options for most chronic medical conditions, newer medications often come along, carrying with them excitement and promise. Here are the game changers of 2018.     1) Xofluza, the faster flu medication What is it? is a new pill that treats the flu and prevents the spread… Read More