The GoodRx Prescription Savings Blog
It’s the beginning of the school year, which means that it is time to prepare for the little bugs that get passed around the classroom, lice!
Head lice are parasitic insects that can be found on the head, eyebrows, and eyelashes. Preschool and elementary school-aged children, as well as their parents and caregivers, are at the greatest risk for lice infestation. The most common way to spread lice is through head-to-head contact, which can easily happen when children are playing. See More
Cialis, approved to treat both ED and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), has about a year left on the countdown to its generic. Viagra will likely be available as a generic before Cialis.
Here’s all you need to know about the upcoming generic launch and how to keep your costs down while you wait. See More
GoodRx has been focused on helping Americans for more than 6 years. This month, as hurricanes hit Florida and Texas, we realized that our mission to help goes beyond healthcare, and we wanted to do our part to help.
A few days after Hurricane Harvey, we sent members of the GoodRx team to Houston to help relief efforts. GoodRx employees spent the night NRG Stadium, a massive shelter in Houston. The following day, our team visited local shops and markets in affected areas, paying for food and prescriptions for local Houston residents. See More
First, a little reminder about taste. Our sensory system for taste is remarkably sensitive, made possible by our taste buds. Taste buds are each made up of taste receptor cells which bind to small molecules related to flavor. Through sensory nerves, the receptors relay the taste information to the brain and this allows us to discern five basic tastes (sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami/savory). See More
What is a biosimilar?
Without getting too technical, biosimilars are basically the generic product of a biologic (a medication made from a living organism). However, because these medications are made out of living cells they are slightly different. See More
After Hurricane Harvey passed through Houston, TX, we came up with a plan to help. GoodRx would go to Houston, volunteer at a shelter, and pay 100% of the cost of prescriptions and basic necessities for as many people in need as we could reach.
Diana, one of the GoodRx employees who went to help in Houston, wrote an amazing account of the time spent in Texas. You can also read (and find more pictures of Team GoodRx in action) on her blog here. See More
Many women struggle with lack of interest in sex after menopause. Lower estrogen with menopause may result in vaginal dryness, painful intercourse and—because estrogen helps regulate the parts of the brain that control mood and desire—libido takes a hit as well. Many women come to primary care doctors for help when sexual desire is lacking and they want to get back to the days when they felt desire and satisfaction. See More
GoodRx wants to help Americans in need. Last week, we deployed a team of employees to Houston to help locals clean up and get their prescriptions. Unfortunately, another hurricane is coming—this time to Florida—and we can’t just sit on the sidelines.
For every new download of the iOS or Android GoodRx mobile apps on Monday, September 11th, and Tuesday, September 12th, GoodRx will donate a $1 to charities that will be helping victims of Hurricane Irma. See More
Generic levothyroxine and brand name Synthroid are two of the most commonly prescribed medications in the U.S. for the treatment of hypothyroidism. Other similar medications include Levoxyl, Tirosint, and Unithroid. Synthetic thyroxine (T4), as Synthroid or the generic option levothyroxine, is a prohormone that is de-iodinated in our tissues to form T3, the active thyroid hormone. Once your doctor starts you on thyroid replacement they will follow your TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) blood test and make adjustments in dosage as needed. See More
Update: as of Friday, September 8, hurricane warnings and watches have been extended up Florida’s east and west coasts, with the storm expected to impact the Florida Keys starting early Sunday morning. Stay safe!
As Hurricane Irma heads towards Florida, it’s important to know that Florida passed a state law in 2006 that allows for early prescription refills in any county that is under a hurricane warning. See More