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Tori Marsh - October 11, 2018
Another month, another round of price increases. This September, six popular drugs saw substantial price increases, by as much as 9.8% in some cases.
The GoodRx Index also featured the following trends in the month of September:
- Flu season is starting. Prescription fills for popular cold and flu medications surged in September.
- Actimmune, used to treat osteoperosis and chronic granulomatous disease, continues to be the most expensive drug in the US at over $53,000 for a 30-day supply. See More
GoodRx - October 03, 2018
Are you looking to save on a popular drug like sildenafil, atorvastatin or fluoxetine? You’ve come to the right place!
Deeper discounts on 19 popular drugs are now available at CVS pharmacies nationwide. Our already discounted prices dropped by as much as 70% on these medications:
|Drug||Quantity||New lower price|
|Anastrozole 1 mg||30 tablets||$22.50|
|Atorvastatin 20 mg||30 tablets||$17.50|
|Atorvastatin 40 mg||30 tablets||$19.|
Tori Marsh - September 12, 2018
Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a popular medication used to treat heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), but it can be expensive—the cash price for a 30-day supply can cost well over $300. What’s more, even though generic dexlansoprazole was approved in 2017, we may have to wait some time until it hits pharmacies.
Luckily, there are ways for you to save.
What is Dexilant?
Dexilant is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) used to treat GERD and heartburn. See More
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. See More
Tori Marsh - August 31, 2018
Here at GoodRx, we are always trying to find you more ways to save on your medications. We are excited to say that we have even lower prices on some popular prescriptions. Our already discounted prices on these drugs have dropped by as much as 90%.
Deeper discounts are available on over 50 drugs on GoodRx, including savings on these popular medications.
- Amphetamine salt combo
- Desvenlafaxine succinate ER
- Nitrofurantoin mono/macro
- Zolpidem ER
Is your drug on the list? Prices can vary between pharmacies, so you may want to consider checking GoodRx before heading to yours and/or switching to a different pharmacy to get a lower price. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - August 30, 2018
Indigestion, or dyspepsia, is pain around your upper stomach area that often comes after eating. It’s different from heartburn and is a problem primary care doctors hear about daily. So, what causes indigestion and what can you do about it?
In 2017, the American College of Gastroenterology published guidelines for dealing with dyspepsia. Here’s the upshot and the stepwise plan you and your doctor should take to relieve your symptoms. See More
Benita Lee - August 27, 2018
How do you save on prescriptions? It might be in the way you pay for a prescription, like using a discount instead of insurance when it’s cheaper than your copay. Or it might be in the choice of your medication, like choosing a generic over a brand-name drug. Generics often give patients a way to save, but according to a new study, we might not be using them enough.
In the study, researchers looked at Medicare Part D spending on 29 brand-name combination drugs in 2016 and found that if generics had been used instead, spending could have been reduced by about $925 million. See More
Benita Lee - August 18, 2018
More than one-third of US adults may be using a prescription medication associated with depression and/or suicidal symptoms as a possible side effect, a recent study finds. Over 200 medications, including birth control pills, blood pressure medications, antacids, and painkillers, were cited with these concerns.
The study, carried out by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, found that 38% of adults interviewed from 2013 to 2014 used medications associated with depression as a possible side effect in the 30 days prior to the interview compared to 35% from 2005 to 2006. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - August 14, 2018
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 thyroid hormone replacement therapy?
Synthetic thyroxine (T4) comes as brand-name Synthroid or generic levothyroxine. See More
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