Tori Marsh - August 16, 2018
Have you ever gone to the pharmacy only to realize that you’re on the hook for a high copay or your insurance just won’t cover your medication at all. You’re not alone. Luckily, many drug manufacturers offer savings through copay cards, also known as manufacturer coupons. These programs are typically for brand-name drugs, and can lower the price of your medication to as little as $0.
GoodRx currently has information on over 680 active copay cards for hundreds of prescription medications. See More
Roni Shye - August 10, 2018
You’re ready to pick up your prescription at the pharmacy. But how expensive will it be? And is there anything you can do to save money? Let’s discuss how to use pharmacy discount coupons and manufacturer savings cards to help you save on the medications you need.
First, what’s the difference between pharmacy discount coupons and manufacturer savings cards?
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Tori Marsh - July 26, 2018
Brand-only drugs like Restasis, Eliquis and Lyrica can cost well over $500 for a month’s supply, and without cheaper generic alternatives, patients are often forced to either shell out their life savings or give up essential medications. FDA initiatives to expedite the drug review process and prohibit manufacturers from holding market exclusivity for too long will hopefully bring many generics to the market soon. See More
Tori Marsh - June 21, 2018
Dry eyes can be a debilitating chronic condition, especially in older adults, but as we see with the brand-name drug, Restasis, treatments can be expensive. A monthly supply of Restasis can cost well over $600. What’s more, almost 50% of all commercial insurance plans require patients to get a prior authorization and/or go through step therapy in order to be covered for Restasis.
Here’s all you need to know about this medication and how to keep your costs down. See More
Roni Shye - August 05, 2016
Dry eyes typically affect adults starting in their 30s, and become more common as you age. Several other factors can contribute, including certain medications, and being contact lens wearer. Women are also more prone to dry eyes.
Now, if you suffer from dry eyes, you may know that there aren’t that many prescription options out there. Individually packaged Restasis (cyclosporine) drops may be your only choice in some cases. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - September 01, 2015
Dry eyes are a common complaint as we get older, more common in women (due to hormonal changes) than in men. Dry eyes can cause redness, irritation, a gritty or burning sensation, excessive tears, light sensitivity, and blurred vision.
Most often dry eyes are a chronic condition requiring chronic treatment. Rarely, there is a specific reason for dry eyes that can be eliminated, like a medication or uncontrolled diabetes. See More