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H.P. Acthar
Specialty Drug

Corticotropin

CORTICOTROPIN is a hormone that occurs naturally in the body. It is used as a diagnostic aid to test the adrenal glands. It is used in children less than 2 years old to treat infantile spasms. It is also used to treat problems of the eyes, joints, lungs, nervous system, skin, thyroid, and others. Compare adrenocorticotropic hormones.

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Prices for 4 Drugs Increased Over 9% in August: GoodRx Monthly Report

Tori Marsh - September 08, 2018

Amid new efforts from the White House to rein in skyrocketing drug prices, like calling for greater price transparency and pressuring manufacturers to limit price hikes, four drugs saw price increases of more than 9% this August.

The GoodRx Index also showed the following trends in the month of August:

  • Given an unusually tough fire season, prescription fills for inhalers are on the rise, by as much as 15% since July in some cases.
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Brand-Name Drugs Keep Getting More Expensive: GoodRx Monthly Report

Tori Marsh - August 07, 2018

Over the past nine months, prices for brand drugs have spiked substantially—by about 30%. According to the GoodRx Index, the average cash price for a 30-day supply of the top 100 brand-name drugs increased from $300 in October to over $400 in July.

One of the biggest pharmacy benefit managers (PBM), Express Scripts, just announced that they will be dropping coverage for over 48 new drugs. This is bad news for many Americans who might find themselves on the hook for a drug that continues to increase in price. See More

Fills for Generic Viagra Continue To Surge: GoodRx Monthly Report

Tori Marsh - July 10, 2018

Blockbuster erectile dysfunction drug Viagra (sildenafil) went generic in 2017, and since then, fills for generic sildenafil have surged — up 18% in June alone.

The GoodRx Index also showed the following drug trends in June:

  • Fills for allergy medications are dropping off.
  • Actimmune continues to be the most expensive drug in the US.

This data reflects overall US prescriptions (not fills using GoodRx) and comes from several sources, including pharmacies and insurers, providing a representative sample of nationwide US prescription drug volume. See More

Prices for Two Specialty Cancer Medications Surge: GoodRx Monthly Report

Tori Marsh - June 08, 2018

As if charging people over $15,000 per month for two specialty medications wasn’t already enough, manufacturer Bayer increased their prices by 8% in May to over $18,000 per month, according to a GoodRx analysis.

The GoodRx Index also showed the following drug trends in May:

  • Brand-name diabetes medications keep getting more expensive.
  • Allergy season rages on.
  • Daraprim and Harvoni are among the current most expensive medications in the US.
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The 11 Most Expensive Drugs in the U.S.A.

Tori Marsh - May 10, 2018

Every month, it seems as if there is a new outrage over the ever-soaring cost of prescription drugs. But which drugs actually cost the most? Here are the 11 most expensive outpatient drugs, as of May 2018, based on list prices for a typical one-month prescription.

The 11 drugs on this list are all priced well over $25,000 for a monthly supply, and treat diseases rare diseases that afflict few people in the US. See More

New GoodRx Top 10 Drug Guide

Elizabeth Davis - June 05, 2015

Our new top 10 lists are in for the most-dispensed and most expensive prescriptions in the US—take a look at these interesting updates.

Which prescriptions have been filled the most in 2015 so far?

Based on a sample of claims reported by pharmacies across the country, thyroid meds like Synthroid and levothyroxine near the top of the list, while standard heart and diabetes prescriptions lisinopril (Zestril, Prinivil), atorvastatin (Lipitor), and metformin (Glucophage) are still very frequently prescribed—no surprises there. See More

GoodRx Top 10 Drug Guide

Elizabeth Davis - February 06, 2015

We’ve updated our lists of the Top 10 most-dispensed and most expensive prescriptions in the US, with some interesting changes from the end of 2014.

Curious about the most popular prescriptions?

Based on a sample of claims reported by pharmacies across the country, some common antibiotics, like amoxicillin (Amoxil) and azithromycin (Zithromax) top the list, along with heart meds like atorvastatin (Lipitor) and lisinopril (Zestril, Prinivil). See More

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