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4 Tips to Prevent and Treat Head LiceSeptember 21, 2017

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 Generic Coming in 2018: Here’s How To Save NowSeptember 20, 2017

2017 and 2018 will mark the launch of generic alternatives for Cialis (tadalafil) and Viagra (sildenafil), the two most popular erectile dysfunction (ED) medications.

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

After Hurricane Irma: You Decided Where to DonateSeptember 19, 2017

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

Weird Taste in Your Mouth? These Drugs Could Be the CauseSeptember 17, 2017

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

FDA Approves Second Humira BiosimilarSeptember 14, 2017

Cyltezo (adalimumab-adbm) is the newest biosimilar for the second biggest selling drug of 2015 – Humira. This is the second biosimilar for Humira, coming after the approval of Amjevita in 2016. 

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: 30 Hours in HoustonSeptember 13, 2017

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

Patch vs Pills for Estrogen ReplacementSeptember 12, 2017

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

Help People Impacted By Hurricane IrmaSeptember 8, 2017

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

8 Things That Can Mess With Your Thyroid MedicationSeptember 7, 2017

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

Hurricane Irma: Emergency Prescription Refills In FloridaSeptember 6, 2017

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