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30 Oct: What Everyone Needs to Know Before Buying Prescriptions Online

There are a lot of good reasons to buy prescriptions online. Part of it is price competition: with rising drug prices, the internet can provide a great place for competition. Still, a lot of people are stuck going to “brick and mortar” pharmacies. This means that a lot of Americans are paying too much for their drugs and don’t even know it. There are also problems faced by people who have made the leap to buying their medication online. Not understanding the pros and cons of an online pharmacy can make it hard to make the right choice. We want to help you do what’s right for your body and wallet. With that in mind, here are the pros and…

Humira cost

02 Oct: 5 Ways to Instantly Lower Your Monthly Humira Cost

Did you know that there are many different ways you can get help with your Humira cost? No matter your healthcare situation or income level, you can find a plan that works. Treating arthritis can get expensive. There are doctor visits, time off work, and many other pricey factors when it comes to working with this long-term challenge. Fortunately, paying full price for Humira doesn’t need to be one of those challenges. Here, we’ve put together the top 5 ways people get help paying their Humira cost. Read on to find out which one is best for you! 1.) Humira Protection Plan One easy way to pay less for Humira is to sign up for the company’s card plan. The…

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05 Sep: EpiPen Coupon (And Other Tips to Save Money on Medications)

Let’s face it. Medications can be expensive. Sometimes, it can be an impossible stretch to pay for prescriptions you need to stay healthy and live the life you love. Medications don’t have to be out of reach, however. If you’re looking for an easy way to save money on your prescription medications, you actually have more options than you might think. The EpiPen coupon is one of the several options available to you for saving money on medications. Check out our list of other tips you can follow in order to lower your health care costs and get the medication you need. 1.) Manufacturer Discounts: The EpiPen Coupon EpiPen is used to treat a number of conditions that include severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis),…

truvada cost

27 Aug: Truvada Cost: It Can Actually Prevent HIV — But Can You Afford It?

Did you know that around 1 in every 40,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with HIV this year? The CDC reports that, as of right now, there are over one million Americas who have been diagnosed as HIV positive. Treatment for HIV can be difficult, but combination therapy has been proven to be effective. Does Truvada Prevent HIV? The best way to treat HIV is to prevent it from happening in the first place. The best drug to do this is Truvada, but, even though it is highly effective, not many people are using it or even know about it at all. What is Truvada Used For? Truvada is a drug designed to help prevent people from…

How To Afford EpiPen

27 Aug: EpiPen Epidemic: Here’s How To Afford EpiPens Now That They’re $600

EpiPen—a drug produced by Mylan pharmaceutical has been recently increased by 400% since 2007. With everyone talking about the Epipen price increase, few seem to be addressing a solution to this Epipen epidemic, until now… Here’s How To Afford EpiPens Now That They’re $600 EpiPen Alternatives If you don’t mind using an alternative an easy solution is to find a lower priced alternatives, such as: Adrenaclick – this drug has 0.3 mg per dose for the adults and 0.15 mg per dose for the children, contents that are similar to those of EpiPen. This makes Adrenaclick a perfect alternative. Epinephrine (an authorized generic) – this drug has similar contents to EpiPen and Adrenaclick, including 0.3 mg per dose for adults and 0.15 mg…

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17 Jun: Doctor Solve: Pharmacy Spotlight

This month the spotlight is on Doctor Solve, a respected and licensed online pharmacy that’s part of the eDrugSearch.com’s esteemed directory. Reliable and Honest Online Pharmacy If you’re looking for a dependable place to make all of your medication purchases, there’s no better place to do so than Doctor Solve. The Doctor Solve pharmacy stocks a vast selection of over the counter and prescription drugs alike. The online pharmacy has been serving loyal customers since opening in 1999. 200,000+ customers have received efficient and honest service from Doctor Solve since then. Significant Money Savings Money savings are a major benefit of purchasing medications from Doctor Solve. The online pharmacy carries Canadian drugs that are more budget-friendly than those in the United…

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28 May: How Long is an Open Vial of Insulin Good For?

Once an insulin vial is punctured and open there is a limited amount of time that the vial can be stored before it becomes unsafe to use. Many people who use insulin will have left over medication in the vial because of the size of their daily dosages. Different insulin products have different time limits on being able to store it safely and it can be hard to track and remember. Not all types of glucose will have the same expiration time on open vials. They not only vary by type but also by the drug used. Here’s a help list to refer to for the proper length of time to store open (punctured) vials: Long-Acting Insulin Levemir: 42 days…

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15 Apr: Pharmacy Spotlight: Canada Drugs United

There are many different medical conditions out there, and many medications that people have to take in order to cope with these issues. Unfortunately, prescription medications are often very expensive, so that people sometimes even have to sacrifice their health because they do not have the money to pay for what will make them well or at least alleviate their symptoms. However, there is a solution for people who need medication but cannot afford even generic medication at their local pharmacies. Canada Drugs United is a great online store for anyone who needs Canadian and international meds that are affordable. Whether a person is looking for generic drugs or brand drug, this online store will enable them to have their…

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01 Apr: Statins: 5 Things Everyone Ought to Know About Cholesterol Medication

Statins, less commonly known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, are a class of medications used by people who have high cholesterol. High cholesterol poses risks for potentially fatal events such as strokes and heart attacks if not treated properly with the necessary medications and/or lifestyle modifications. Your cholesterol level is made up of both “good” and “bad” components, as well as other miscellaneous components. HDL is good cholesterol, and LDL is bad cholesterol. Statins are meant to decrease your LDL levels. According to studeies supported by the American Heart Association, statins have been scientifically shown to lower these levels by 45 percent, though this number varies with the particular drug and dosage that is used. These medications play a major role…

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25 Mar: Post Nasal Drip Cough Medicine that Actually Works

People who have a post nasal drip cough should realize their condition is now being called upper airway cough syndrome (UACS). This is a situation where a person has a cough for a long period of time with nasal congestion. It is often caused by mucus dripping down the back of their throat. This causes a person to have a regular sensation they must clear their throat. UACS can cause a person to have a hoarse voice as well as wake up in the morning with something noticeable in the back of their throat. UACS can result from a person having an allergic or a nonallergic reaction to something in their environment. It could also be the result of sinusitis….

Pharmacy Spotlight: Canadian Pharmacy Meds

10 Mar: Pharmacy Spotlight: Canadian Pharmacy Meds

Canadian Pharmacy Meds is this month’s featured 5-star licensed online pharmacy. Canadian Pharmacy Meds is an online international pharmacy that offers a number of benefits to customers, including great savings, optimal online ordering, secure delivery fulfillment, wonderful customer service, and a exclusive Canadian Pharmacy Meds coupon code, read on to find out more! Canadian Pharmacy Meds Coupon Code Customers can save big on brand name and generic prescriptions. This pharmacy carries a “Lowest Prices Guarantee” seal on its site”, and they mean it. They offer up to ninety percent off the normal retail price of most medications. Additionally, you the reader, in addition to the already impressive savings offered by this pharmacy, can save even more using this exclusive Canadian…

How to Lower Rising Diabetes Costs

25 Feb: How to Lower Rising Diabetes Costs

Approximately 9.3 percent of the U.S. population… Or 29 million Americans, currently have diabetes, and of those, one in four Americans are unaware that they are living with the condition. With so many affected by the disease, the costs of diabetes are becoming an increasing problem. More than 10 percent of healthcare dollars in the country are spent directly on diabetes and its complications, and as of 2012, the total healthcare costs for diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. is an estimated $245 billion, a 45 percent increase since 2007. That figure includes direct costs of $176 billion in emergency and hospital care, diabetes medications, and physician’s visits, and according to the American Diabetes Association, each diabetic in America spends approximately…

Americans Enjoy Increased Access and Savings to Medications Thanks to Online Pharmacies!

11 Feb: Americans Enjoy Increased Access and Savings to Medications

Fewer Americans Skipping Their Meds in 2014 With the high cost of prescription medications, many people have to face the tough choice between filling their supply of prescription medication or paying for essentials of life, like rent and food. Skipping doses of medication can be dangerous, lowering the overall efficacy of the drugs. Recent studies conducted by the Commonwealth Fund have reported the following alarming statistics: In 2012 roughly 50 million Americans, aged 19-64 years of age, skipped filling their scripts due to high cost. The numbers, slightly better in 2014, were still alarmingly high at 35 million people. Several factors are responsible for this increase in prescription obtainment: Obamacare has provided coverage for many, lower unemployment rates have translated…

How to Spot a Fake Online Pharmacy

20 Jan: Here’s How to Spot a Fake Online Pharmacy

If you are looking to the Internet for medication that you can afford and that is safe, you would probably like the security of knowing that you are looking at legitimate websites. For this reason, it can be extremely disturbing to know that there are fake online pharmacies out there. These websites are very dangerous, as they can compromise your health by sending medication that is substandard or counterfeit. Additionally, they can steal your identity. There are certain things you can do, however, to avoid these scamming fake online pharmacies. FDA Shutdown of Fake Online Pharmacies Back in June of 2013 the FDA’s International Operation Pangea VI shut down thousands of illegal online pharmacies, some of these being fake Canadian online pharmacies. These…

Memory Function a Reason to Simplify Your Medication Regimen

14 Jan: Memory Function a Reason to Simplify Your Medication Regimen

  Previously, we talked about medication adherence in broad terms. In fact, we discussed how it isn’t simply a case of not remembering to take prescribed medication, that there are many factors that contribute to non-adherence. While this is true, we need to backtrack a little because a person’s memory does play a role in medication adherence. How Your Memory Works We remember information in pieces. As discussed in a recent Forbes article, a young person with a fully functioning working memory (the memory that is used when we are conducting mental tasks, such as problem solving) can remember 3 to 5 pieces of information at a time. As we age, our ability to remember information declines. This means the maximum capacity…

eDrugSearch.com's 14 Most Popular Posts From 2014

09 Jan: eDrugSearch.com’s 14 Most Popular Posts From 2014

  Aren’t you just a little bit curious to see what articles and infographics were the most popular in 2014? Here’s the countdown: 14.) What Everybody Ought to Know About Heartburn Medications – Learn about the upside to taking heartburn medications, downsides and risks, proper diagnosis, and how to find the best price on your medications. 13.) 17 Common Prescription Drugs with Bad Side Effects – Let’s take a look at a few of these prescription drugs with bad side effects, what those side effects are, and what you can do if you experience any of them. 12.) Pay LESS than Your $10 Co-pay for Many Generic Medications! – If your monthly co-pay is $10, then that seems reasonable. But what if you can get your generic medications…

Pharmacy Spotlight – Canadian Pharmacy King

23 Dec: Pharmacy Spotlight – Canadian Pharmacy King

  Each month we will be featuring one of our pharmacies so that you can get to know them better and this month’s spotlight is on Canadian Pharmacy King. Canadian Pharmacy King is a licensed Canadian online pharmacy that is motivated by the belief that every person should be able to access affordable prescription medication, no matter where they live. Canadian Pharmacy King has been serving customers for over 10 years and is certified through Canadian International Pharmacy Association. Benefits of Shopping with Canadian Pharmacy King Canadian Pharmacy King offers their customers a number of benefits. At the top of this list is the guaranteed lowest price on all prescription medications. They also refer to themselves as the King of…

Flu Season Tips Infographic

16 Dec: Essential Flu Season Tips [Infographic] to Keep Your Family Healthy

It is now December and the flu season has gotten off to a slow start this year. However, it is coming and already cases have starting popping up, so it is best to be prepared. The first thing that comes to mind when we think about preparing for flu season is to get vaccinated, but this year the flu vaccine may not be the best defense. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a press release stating that that this year’s flu may be more severe and that this year’s vaccine may not be entirely effective. Guessing Game Every year, experts at the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) play an educated guessing game as to…

Medication Adherence Isn’t Just About Memory

02 Dec: Medication Adherence Isn’t Just About Memory

When we picture someone taking medication frequently, even on a daily basis, we often think of the elderly. We also tend to think of this age group when we think of medication adherence. However, its not just the elderly that have a problem with adherence to medication. Anyone who is taking medication for a chronic condition or illness is reliant of daily medication. This includes people who take Metformin or Amaryl for the treatment of diabetes, those who take Ridaura or Imuran to treat rheumatoid arthritis, or those who take daily Lipitor or Crestor to manage their cholesterol levels. People of any age can take these medications and any of these people can have trouble adhering to their daily regimen…

Cholesterol Lowering Medications Side Effects: What You Ought to Know

18 Nov: Cholesterol Lowering Medications Side Effects: What You Ought to Know

Cholesterol medications are taking by millions of people every day with the goal of lowering the level of “bad” cholesterol and increasing the level of “good” cholesterol in the blood. The Mayo Clinic has also indicated that cholesterol lowering medications might decrease the level of triglycerides, which is a type of fat, in the blood. However, these cholesterol medications bring with them potential side effects and everyone who takes them should be aware of these bad side effects. Types of Cholesterol Lowering Medications The Mayo Clinic has broken down the types of cholesterol lowering medication into eight subgroups. These are as follows: Statins, such as Lipitor and Crestor Cholesterol absorption inhibitors, such as Zetia Niacins, such as Niaspan Fibrates, such as Tricor and…

18 Sure-Fire Tips to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

11 Nov: 18 Sure-Fire Tips to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

Empower Yourself to Save Money on Prescription Drugs! It’s no secret that prescription drug costs are out of control in the United States. Since 2000, drug costs have risen by an average of 10 percent every year–more than 3 times the rate of inflation during this period. Today, Americans pay more for their medications than the citizens of any developed country in the world. The unfortunate–and sometimes tragic–results of skyrocketing drug prices include consumers forgoing needed medications because they simply can’t afford them. This is particularly evident in today’s struggling economy. The problem of high drug prices most directly affects the 65 million Americans who don’t have prescription drug insurance. But even those Americans who have insurance are seeing co-pays and…

Pay LESS than Your $10 Co-pay for Many Generic Medications!

05 Nov: Pay LESS than Your $10 Co-pay for Many Generic Medications!

  There is an illusion out there that we all subscribe to that insurance saves us money on all of our medication costs. This is NOT the truth. Approximately 20% of Americans take at least five prescription medications per day. In addition, as much as 86% of all prescriptions filled in the U.S. are for generic medications and dozens of these drugs can be bought for less than the insurance co-pay that most people pay. WRAL News Investigates recently aired a segment in which Renee Chou reported on how many pharmacies are charging the $10 co-pay even when generic medications cost less. Are You Getting Ripped Off? If your monthly co-pay is $10, then that seems reasonable. After all, $10…

Some Good News for Senior Medicare Beneficiaries

14 Oct: Some Good News for Senior Medicare Beneficiaries

Last Thursday, the Obama administration announced that senior Medicare beneficiaries will pay the same premiums in 2015 that they are paying this year and the same as the premiums they paid in 2013. This is good news for seniors who use Medicare, most of whom will pay a premium of $104.90 per month. These premiums fall under Part B of the federal insurance program and affect people who are over 65 years of age. They cover visits to the doctor, outpatient care, and necessary medical supplies. What About Deductibles? Annual deductibles for the majority of people who fall under Part B of the Medicare program will also remain unchanged. It is currently $147 for most people and this will be the deductible…

The Financial Toxicity of Cancer Treatment

07 Oct: The Financial Toxicity of Cancer Treatment

  The past Sunday, 60 Minutes aired a segment “The Cost of Cancer Drugs” in which Leslie Stahl got down to the core of the high drug prices and the financial toxicity of cancer treatment. The focus was on drugs used in the treatment of cancer and how they are getting more and more expensive each time a new drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and released for use by the public. This isn’t the first time the high prices of these cancer drugs have been brought up as an important issue. There are a number of medical experts and doctors from around the globe who have been vocal about their concerns of the high costs…

18 Common Medications That Cause Muscle Spasms

23 Sep: 18 Common Medications That Cause Muscle Spasms

Have you ever had a charley horse that had you springing from your bed in the middle of the night? Have you ever had a leg or chest muscle cramp that has hit during the day, making it difficult for you to work? Most people have experienced some kind of muscle spasms or cramps at some point in their lives and know how extremely painful they are. However, what many people may not know is that there are a number of common medications that cause muscle spasms as a side effect. That’s right! That midnight charley horse or chest wall spasm after you exercise might just be cause by the medication you are taking. Is Your Medication on the List? Here’s…

New Study: Mild Hypertension Medication May Not Be Needed

16 Sep: New Study: Mild Hypertension Medication May Not Be Needed

  A whopping 40% of adults (that’s 67 million people!) throughout the world suffer from hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure. Over half of those people only have mild hypertension. However, in a recent study published in the British Medical Journal, a research team has indicated that the treatment of mild hypertension in patients at low risk of developing heart disease or stroke may be unnecessary. Their argument is not to leave hypertension untreated, but to determine at which level of high blood pressure treatment should begin for low-risk patients. A Little Background It has been widely accepted in the medical community for some time now that treating people for mild hypertension will reduce the risk of them…

Why Health Insurance Coverage Will Cost You More in 2015

12 Sep: Why Health Insurance Coverage Will Cost You More in 2015

  In 2015, you can bet on the fact that your health insurance coverage will cost you more. One year after the Affordable Care Act was launched both employees and employers are looking at increased costs for their health care plans due to the rising cost of prescription drugs. Whether you are considering drugs used to treat common chronic conditions or specialty drugs, prices are going up, up, up, a trend that has been going on for a number of years. According to Bloomberg, over 73 big-selling drug brands found the price increased in the U.S. by 75% or more since late 2007 for many drug categories. Commonly Prescribed Drugs These are the drugs that are prescribed to treat common chronic…

Which Osteoporosis Medication Has the Least Side Effects?

27 Aug: Which Osteoporosis Medication Has the Least Side Effects?

  Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones lose mass and tissue, leaving them weak and increasing the risk of fracture. If you live with the condition, then you know how much it can affect your quality of life. Fortunately, there are medications that can help slow down the progression of osteoporosis, but you need to know the facts before you decide which medication to take to treat the disease. Here are some facts about the different types of osteoporosis medications you can take. Bisphosphonates The most commonly prescribed medications for osteoporosis are bisphosphonates, which are designed to stop bone loss by inhibiting the cells that break down the bone. The first of these to be developed and approved…

Generic Prices Are Going Up

05 Aug: Generic Prices Are Going Up . . . Say It Ain’t So!

  Generic medications have long been known to be the cheaper alternative for those people struggling with the cost of medication. Generic medications have come about with the expiration of brand name patents, allowing many drug companies to produce generic medications that are every bit as effective as their brand name counterparts at a fraction of the cost. However, the tides are turning and some generic medications are becoming more and more expensive, making the once affordable alternatives out of reach for some people who simply cannot afford the cost. Cause of Generic Prices Going Up Supply and demand most certainly plays a role in the increase in generic drug prices, with those medications that are in high demand winning…

Change In Pill Color and Shape Could Have Killer Consequences

30 Jul: Change In Pill Color and Shape Could Have Killer Consequences

  Many people take medications daily. The elderly, in particular, tend to take multiple pills per day. These people depend on these pills, but they also depend on their routine and being able to depend on knowing which pill is which. So what happens when a pill is changed? What happens when the color or shape of a pill changes? How much of a difference does this really make? It might surprise you to know, that these changes can turn a drug that is supposed to improve their health into something that is deadly. The Generic Problem Many brand name medications have lost their patent protection over the years, leading to the development of generic equivalents to a drug. Now,…

What Everybody Ought to Know About Heartburn Medications

15 Jul: What Everybody Ought to Know About Heartburn Medications

  In 2012, Nexium, the simple acid reflux drug, was the top-selling brand of prescription medication in the U.S. The sales for this drug totalled a whopping $6 billion. That’s a lot of money to treat heartburn. However, there are a number of other brands that beat the Nexium price and still offer relief from heartburn. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about heartburn medications. Upside to Heartburn Medications According to an analysis conducted by Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs, you have a number of options when it comes to treating heartburn. Just because doctors tend to automatically prescribe proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as Aciphex, Prilosec, Prilosec OTC, Prevacid, Prevacid 24hr, Zegerid and Zegerid OTC it doesn’t mean that’s…

Canadian Pharmacies - Setting the Record Strait About Safety

11 Jul: Canadian Pharmacies — Setting the Record Strait About Safety

Millions of Americans turn to international sources for foreign medication, Canadian pharmacies in particular ranking high on the list. They’re close to home, extremely competitive in pricing when it comes to foreign drugs, and have strict safety regulations. However, the federal government for the United States uses plenty of scare tactics in an attempt to make American citizens steer clear of foreign drugs, even going so far as making it illegal to buy drugs from international sources. Because they do not have the official stamp of approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the door is officially closed for consumers in America. However, anyone with savvy and a pinched budget is likely to opt for Canadian pharmacies. The price of…

Women with High Blood Pressure May Increase Risk of Psoriasis

08 Jul: Women with High Blood Pressure May Increase Risk of Psoriasis

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is definitely a problem in the U.S. A whopping 31% of American adults have high blood pressure. It is interesting to note that in younger adults, men are more likely to suffer with high blood pressure, and in older adults, women are more likely to have it. However, there is new research that was conducted at Brown University and published in JAMA Dermatology that suggests that women who have high blood pressure have something to deal with that men may not; women have an increased risk of getting psoriasis. What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a skin disease that affects about 3% of the American population. It is a disorder of the immune system that results…

Prayer, Pain & Pills: Is Taking Medicine a Sin?

02 Jul: Prayer, Pain & Pills: Is Taking Medicine a Sin?

Thou Shalt Not Take Medicine: The 11th Commandment? Answering the question whether Christians should take prescription medicine doesn’t seem like it should be complicated. Yet Christians have found themselves in four separate schools of thought: Taking medicine is a sin because it shows a lack of faith in God. Taking medicine is misguided because disease is in the mind. Taking medicine is fine for physical problems, but mental and emotional should be handled as a spiritual problem. Medicine is a gift from God to help the process of healing when taken correctly. Christians Opposed to All Medicine There is the pietistic Christian who believe that if you take medicine, you lack faith. Christians depend on God only for healing, and if…

What Expired Drugs Are Lurking In Your Medicine Cabinet?

01 Jul: What Expired Drugs Are Lurking In Your Medicine Cabinet?

  It’s probably close to a guarantee that you have expired drugs of some sort sitting in your medicine cabinet. Perhaps it’s in your first aid kit or hiding in the bottom of your purse. Whether it’s something as simple as Tylenol or Polysporin or some antidepressant, such as Effexor, that you forgot was in your medicine cabinet, you are sure to have some medications lurking around that are past their date. The thing is that these expired medications can be more dangerous to you than expired food sitting in your refrigerator. What That Expiry Date Means The expiry date placed on medications indicates it is the last day that the drug is expected to have full potency. It is also…