Manufacturers Rang in 2019 With Higher Prices on Brand-Name Drugs – But Here’s What’s Different This Year
Tori Marsh - February 01, 2019
Every January, drug manufacturers ring in the new year by increasing the list prices of their drugs, sometimes by over 10%. But after a year of intensifying dialogue over drug prices, manufacturers were gun shy, delaying their most recent increases and setting prices lower than expected.
Last year, list prices for 580 drugs increased by an average of 8.0% during the first two weeks of January. This year, through January 30, the numbers are down slightly: The list prices of 486 drugs increased by an average of 5. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - January 31, 2019
Urinary tract infection (UTI). Bladder infection. Cystitis. These terms all refer to the same condition of having an infection in your urinary system. UTIs, which are more common in women, can cause unpleasant symptoms like burning with urination, a more frequent need to urinate, and increased urinary urgency—the feeling that you need to urinate, even if only a few drops come out.
If you experience UTIs repeatedly (two or more per year), you’ll want to pay attention here. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - December 04, 2018
My medication is made of what?! This is what I hear from patients when they learn what certain medications contain. You’d be surprised. From rooster parts to actual poop, here are 10 of the weirdest ingredients in prescription drugs today.
Gold, of course, has been used for thousands of years in jewelry, but few know that it has therapeutic properties. Today, we have the oral anti-inflammatory medication, Ridaura (auranofin), which is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. See More
Tori Marsh - November 09, 2018
If you’re over the age of 50, you may have started to experience some of these difficult menopause symptoms: hot flashes, fatigue, night sweats, osteoporosis…not fun.
Luckily, there are medications that can help you through menopause. But, are they affordable?
One of the more commonly prescribed estrogens to treat menopausal symptoms and to prevent osteoporosis is Premarin, but it’s expensive. Premarin is a brand-only medication, and a 30-day supply can cost well over $200. See More
GoodRx Builds the Largest Database for Copay Cards and Patient Assistance Programs for Over 1,600 Drugs
Tori Marsh - October 30, 2018
GoodRx has completed the largest library of brand-drug savings programs on the internet, featuring over 800 manufacturer discount programs and 1,300 patient assistance programs for more than 1,600 drugs.*
This database, which took more than five years of research and development, includes discounts made available by dozens of drug manufacturers, and offers savings for both uninsured and insured patients. See More
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
Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 18, 2018
Joint pain, back aches, and other musculoskeletal complaints are among the most prevalent health issues out there. When it comes to joint pain specifically (known as arthralgia), arthritis is the most common cause. But before you blame your achy joints on arthritis, did you know that everyday medications can cause joint pain too? Here are 10 common offenders.
1) Antibiotic — levofloxacin
GoodRx - May 04, 2018
At GoodRx, we are always trying to make prescriptions more affordable for Americans. But drugs are still too expensive, especially brand-only medications. Unlike generic medications, brand-name drugs only have one manufacturer, which reduces competition and allows manufacturers to price the brand drug as they see fit.
In order to help people afford their brand-name drugs, last May, we launched the InsideRx program on GoodRx that offers an average of 34% off over 100 brand-name prescriptions. See More
Roni Shye - August 02, 2017
Menopause is the period in a woman’s life when menstruation stops. It typically occurs between 45 and 50 years of age and can increase the risk for medical conditions like heart disease, osteoporosis, urinary incontinence, weight gain, and painful intercourse.
Dr. Sharon Orrange - July 24, 2017
Doctors are often asked what ONE pill or supplement they would recommend, or take themselves. The answer to this, I have learned, depends on perspective—based on which specialty the physician practices. So, after 20 years of being surrounded doctors in many fields at an academic medical center, here is the one pill you should be taking, by specialty.