The 10 Most Bizarre Ingredients in Medicines Today

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. 1) Gold   Gold, of course, has been used for thousands of years in jewelry,…

The 20 Most Expensive Drugs in the U.S.A.

Since May 2018 our research team has been tracking the 10 most expensive medications in the US. Six months on, we’ve decided to expand our list – and while more data is always good, the real reason isn’t so wonderful. Turns out, more drugs are coming out with sky-high prices. Since May, three newly approved…

Walmart Just Dropped And Added Drugs to Their Savings Program. Here’s What Changed

Just today, Walmart Pharmacy updated their savings program. While some new drugs have been added to the program, you may notice that Walmart no longer offers savings for your medication. Here’s what you need to know. Let’s start with the bad news. Walmart removed 58 drugs and dosages like estradiol, lisinopril/hctz and prednisone from their…

The Drug You Take Might Depend on Your Doctor and Your Location

The medication you’re prescribed is based on your symptoms and diagnosis, right? Not always. A new analysis of Medicare Part D prescription data by the GoodRx research team reveals that location and physician specialty can play a large part in exactly what medication you’re prescribed. In the case of statins, prescribers have a host of…

FDA Approves First Drug in 10 Years for Traveler’s Diarrhea

Jetsetters hit with the E. coli infection, known as traveler’s diarrhea, have a new treatment option. Aemcolo, approved by the FDA on November 16th, 2018, is the first drug in 10 years approved for traveler’s diarrhea and gives patients an alternative to the typically prescribed broad-spectrum antibiotics like ciprofloxacin and Xifaxan. What is Aemcolo for?…

These Drugs Could Increase Your Risk of Dementia

When asked about the medical condition they fear the most, adults overwhelmingly point to dementia, specifically Alzheimer’s-related dementia. Treatment options for dementia are dismal, so the focus needs to be on prevention. It might be hard to believe, but risk factors for dementia include common things like diabetes, high blood pressure, physical inactivity—and even some…

Understanding Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Health Insurance Plans

Open Enrollment is here, which means many of us are trying to choose an insurance plan for 2019. But understanding the options can feel like learning a new language with all the new terms, legaleze and sheer amount of information out there. In this article, we’ll walk through the basic health plan types to help…

What’s the Best Treatment for an Ear Infection?

Ear infections are caused by either a bacteria or a virus, and most kids get them before they turn two years old. Ear infections, which often occur after a cold or throat infection, can be unpleasant or downright painful. Here’s what you need to know about treatments. What are symptoms of an ear infection? Ear…

Health Insurance Aside, Americans Still Struggle To Pay for Their Medications

More than 40% Americans are struggling to pay for the cost of their medications – even though nearly all of them have some kind of health insurance coverage, a new GoodRx survey has found. Despite the fact that nearly all survey respondents reported they had some health insurance coverage for medications, the analysis reveals that…