Dr. Sophie Vergnaud - December 21, 2018
Did you know that medications cause one-quarter of all erectile dysfunction cases? If you have noticed issues getting and maintaining a satisfying erection, a good place to start looking is the meds you are taking.
Next, ask yourself and your doctor:
- Do you really need to take that medication?
- Can you switch to another medication that doesn’t cause ED?
If you can’t stop the medication causing your ED, don’t worry. See More
Benita Lee - December 14, 2018
GoodRx is thrilled to work with The Kroger Co. in the launch of the The Kroger Rx Savings Club, which will help patients save as much as 100% on prescription drugs. The Club will provide exclusive access to discounts on some of the most popular generic medications in the US, including drugs for diabetes, asthma, mental health issues, women’s health concerns, gastrointestinal conditions and heart disease. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - December 13, 2018
Swelling, or edema, in the legs is a common side effect of medications. Either the medication is the primary cause of the swelling, or it’s making already swollen legs worse. If you notice that your shoes are tight or that you have puffy legs, consider when the swelling began and whether your medication is the culprit.
First, how do you determine the cause of swelling?
Gradual swelling in your legs and feet might not be obvious, but if you have imprints from your socks or puffy legs, or you have what’s known as pitting edema (where you can make an indent in your leg with your thumb), those are all signs that you have some extra fluid in your limbs. See More
Roni Shye - December 05, 2018
The temptation of gorging on delicious food between Halloween and New Year’s is no joke. From Halloween candy to pumpkin pie, the average person gains about one pound during the holiday. But, overindulging in some of these holiday foods could be dangerous, especially if you’re taking certain medications.
Meds that interact with high fat or high-caloric meals
Holiday meals can contain a lot of high-fat foods, but unfortunately, two popular medications won’t mix well with them. See More
Tori Marsh - November 07, 2018
Finally, some good news. This past October, amid efforts by the Trump administration aimed at improving drug price transparency, prices for some popular drugs dropped drastically.
According to the GoodRx Index, drug manufacturer Merck reduced the list price for Zepatier by 60% and six other drugs by around 10% each.
The GoodRx Index also showed the following trends during the month of October:
- Prescription fills spiked for popular quadrivalent flu shots like Fluzone and Fluarix. See More
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
Dr. Sharon Orrange - October 07, 2018
Newer classes of medications have transformed diabetes care and cancer treatment, but is newer always better? Patients often ask me if there is something “newer” than their current medication and if they should switch. My answer? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Here are 11 medications that have been around forever (and I’m talking some from the 50’s) and are still recommended as first-line therapy.
1) Penicillin and amoxicillin for bacterial infections
Benita Lee - October 01, 2018
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 60,000 children end up in the emergency room every year due to accidental overdose — often from medications they find around the home.
This danger may increase around the holidays, when kids are exploring new territory in a relative’s house and grown-ups might not be keeping a close eye. It’s especially risky when older adults are involved, as many medications for people age 50+ can be very harmful to children. 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 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