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Finding Cheaper, More Affordable Flovent… Somehow

At almost $115 a pop, it’s probably no surprise that we get lots of questions about trying to find cheaper, more affordable sources for the Flovent diskus. If you have asthma, the Flovent diskus is one of the most commonly-prescribed treatments, but unfortunately, it’s also very pricey.

The bad news is that GlaxoSmithKline’s patents . . . → Read More: Finding Cheaper, More Affordable Flovent… Somehow

Link of the Day: GoodRx.com Can Help Your Compare Prescription Drug Prices

We have to say that this site is pretty nifty. GoodRx.com is a free site which can help you comparison shop for the best prices for your prescription drugs in the area. Punch in the name of the drug that you need and your city and state (or zip code), and GoodRx will spit out . . . → Read More: Link of the Day: GoodRx.com Can Help Your Compare Prescription Drug Prices

More Generic Actos To Hit Market… Will Prices Finally Come Down?

If you have diabetes, this is very good generic drug news. A U.S. District Court drug has ruled that Watson Pharmaceuticals will be allowed to start selling its version of generic Actos, starting immediately.

Even though two generic manufacturers already sell generic Actos in the U.S., the FDA had granted them exclusivity in the market, . . . → Read More: More Generic Actos To Hit Market… Will Prices Finally Come Down?

Generic Drugs: When Will Generic Pulmicort Flexhalers Be Available in the U.S.?

We get a a lot of questions about AstraZeneca’s blockbuster asthma drug the Pulmicort Flexhaler. We constantly get questions from asthma-sufferers about “When will Pulmicort Flexhalers go generic?”, “Why can’t I buy generic Pulmicort Flexhalers yet?” and “Where can I find affordable, generic Pulmicort Flexhalers?

Well, unfortunately for asthma-suffers, the Pulmicort Flexhaler patents do not . . . → Read More: Generic Drugs: When Will Generic Pulmicort Flexhalers Be Available in the U.S.?

Meijer Pharmacies Will Offer Generic Lipitor for FREE!

Huge news if you have high cholesterol. The Meijer retail chain is now offering the generic version of Lipitor for free. From their press release:

In an effort to help families be heart healthy, this week Midwest retailer Meijer began offering the generic substitute for Lipitor®* (atorvastatin calcium) for free in all 199 Meijer pharmacies.

. . . → Read More: Meijer Pharmacies Will Offer Generic Lipitor for FREE!

Generic Drug News: FDA Approves Generic Version of Neupogen

HUGE generic drug approval bulletin today. If you or a loved one are a cancer patient receiving chemotherapy, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the a generic versions of the very popular Neupogen (filgrastim) which boosts the production of infection-fighting white blood cells in certain cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.

According to the Mayo . . . → Read More: Generic Drug News: FDA Approves Generic Version of Neupogen

Generic Plavix Is Here, But What If You Don’t Want to Switch?

Generic Plavix may have finally be here, but we’re getting a few emails from folks who are asking us, What if they don’t want to switch to a generic version of Plavix Well, rest assured that Bristol-Myers Squibb is more than happy to keep your business for brand-name Plavix, and is working overtime to come . . . → Read More: Generic Plavix Is Here, But What If You Don’t Want to Switch?

Medicare Open Enrollment: How Close to the Donut Hole Are Your Drugs Pushing You?

If you’ve ever needed convincing to ask questions about the costs of your prescription drugs, this story from Dr. Marni Nicholas at KevinMD.com should do the trick (and how!):

Everybody knows that some medications can cost a lot of money. I always try to take the cost to my patients into account when prescribing a . . . → Read More: Medicare Open Enrollment: How Close to the Donut Hole Are Your Drugs Pushing You?

Generic Drug News: FDA Approves First Generic Version of Diabetes Drug Actos

HUGE generic drug approval bulletin today. If you have a family member or other loved who suffers from Type 2 diabetes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic versions of the very popular Actos (pioglitazone HCI) which helps control blood sugar levels in adults with Type 2 diabetes.

According to the . . . → Read More: Generic Drug News: FDA Approves First Generic Version of Diabetes Drug Actos

FDA Approves 10 Drugmakers to Make Generic Singulair

We get a a lot of questions about Merck’s blockbuster asthma drug Singulair. We constantly get questions from asthma-sufferers and allergy patients about “When will Singulair go generic?”, “Why can’t I buy generic Singulair yet?” and “Where can I find affordable, generic Singulair?

Well, generic Singulair is finally almost here! The Food and Drug . . . → Read More: FDA Approves 10 Drugmakers to Make Generic Singulair