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Tofacitinib

TOFACITINIB is a medicine that works on the immune system. This medicine is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Compare kinase inhibitors.
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How Do I Say That? The Art and Science of Naming Drugs

Tori Marsh - March 30, 2017

Working with prescription drugs every day, I constantly find myself pausing over their obscure names that are oftentimes impossible to pronounce. Xeljanz? Idarucizumab? Tecfidera? How did these crazy names come to be, and who can we blame? I was interested, so I went down the rabbit hole…

Drugs have (at least) three names.

Right when a drug is developed, the naming process begins, starting with the chemical name. See More

New Xeljanz XR Available for Arthritis

The GoodRx Pharmacist - March 23, 2016

Nearly 52.5 million people in the US have arthritis, according to an estimate from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Rheumatoid arthritis one of the most common types, and a new drug has just been approved to help make treatment easier. A new, extended-release form of Xeljanz (tofacitinib) recently received approval from the FDA to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis.

What is Xeljanz XR used for?
Xeljanz XR is recommended for adult patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis—and who have had a poor response to methotrexate, or can no longer tolerate it. See More

What Are Biologics and Biosimilars?

The GoodRx Pharmacist - December 30, 2014

You may be unfamiliar with the terms biologics or biosimilars but if you watch television you may have seen a commercial for them and not even know it! For example – the popular arthritis or Crohn’s medications Enbrel and Humira are biologics.

Biologics are medications that are typically expensive and usually obtained from a specialty pharmacy. Biologics are generally not used as first line treatment but instead considered by your doctor after other less expensive treatment options have been tried and failed. See More

Dropped by Insurance? Coverage Improves Instead for Inflammatory Conditions

The GoodRx Pharmacist - September 19, 2014

A 2014 comes to a close, we should be thinking about what to expect for 2015. The start of a new year is a time for new challenges, new goals, and inevitably, a new prescription formulary.

What does this mean for you?

Express Scripts has actually decided to add a medication back to their national preferred formulary. When it comes to drugs that treat inflammatory conditions like arthritis, psoriasis, and ulcerative colitis, you’ll actually have another option this year. See More

Dropped by Insurance: In 2014, Will Your Arthritis and Transplant Drugs Be Covered?

The GoodRx Pharmacist - November 13, 2013

Express Scripts and Caremark have removed certain medications from their formulary starting in January 2014. These companies handle prescription benefits for more than 200 million Americans, so your prescription coverage will likely be changing in the new year.

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be reviewing which prescriptions will no longer be covered and the suggested alternatives to give you a better picture of your options. See More

50+ Brand-Name Drugs Dropped By Insurance in 2014

Elizabeth Davis - October 29, 2013

For many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2014. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing almost 50 brands from their formularies at the end of 2013. More information is below.

What are Express Scripts and Caremark?

Express Scripts and Caremark are companies that administer prescription drug benefits for many health insurance companies and Tricare. See More

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