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An American Nurse Orders Zoloft (sertraline) From the United Kingdom
November 09, 2023
I'm 75 with an autoimmune disorder, diabetes, hypertension, and a few minor medical issues. Read More
A Doctor's Experience Buying dapagliflozin (Farxiga) From An International Mail Order Pharmacy
November 01, 2023
Dr. Berge Markarian, a retired Floridian OBGYN, is sick of high drug prices in the United States. His solution? Read More
How to Find Affordable Trelegy Ellipta
October 25, 2023
Trelegy Ellipta is the only FDA-approved once-daily 3-in-1 treatment for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This medication can be used to treat asthma in adults, as well as the long-term symptoms of COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Read More
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: How to Afford Pirfenidone
October 18, 2023
Pirfenidone (marketed under brand names Esbriet, Etuary, Pirfenex, Pulmofib, KitosCell LP, and Pirespa) is one of just two expensive medications available globally that can treat symptoms of an incurable lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Read More
Negotiated Medicare drug prices go into effect in 2026. What do patients do in the meantime?
October 03, 2023
This PharmacyChecker report suggests price targets that Medicare should consider in its negotiation, comparing Medicare 2021 per dosage spending with the per unit prices of drugs available for purchase at Canadian pharmacies.... Read More
My Experience Buying Inhalers Internationally
May 01, 2023
After over 30 years as a pediatric nurse, I decided to retire 18 months ago. Given my long career, I thought I knew my way around insurance and how to manage prescription costs. Read More
How to Save Money on Rybelsus (oral semaglutide)
November 23, 2022
International pharmacies sell and ship Rybelsus for as much as 82% off the average U.S. retail pharmacy price. Read More
How to Access Affordable Xifaxan (rifaximin)
November 16, 2022
Xifaxan is a very popular medication and the pharmaceutical industry is cashing in. The average retail price for 60 Xifaxan 550 mg tablets sold at U.S. pharmacies is $3,271.84 – a steep 22% increase from the average price in 2019 ($2,686.95). Read More
How does the Inflation Reduction Act affect prescription drug prices?
August 18, 2022
You may have heard that the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will lower drug prices in America. Let’s cut the politics and lay down the facts here. I’m going to start with the good news: What you’ve heard is true! Read More
Is Congress going to lower drug prices in 2022?
May 16, 2022
Well, I’ve been writing about this topic for close to 20 years. Year after year, Congress after Congress, Democratic and Republican majorities, the call to arms against Big Pharma came to virtually nothing. Read More
Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company Frequently Asked Questions
February 14, 2022
Gabe Levitt, co-founder and president of PharmacyChecker.com, answers your most frequently asked questions regarding the highly publicized new Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company. Read More
Less than a Quarter of Physicians Can Accurately Estimate Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs
November 24, 2021
“Can physicians accurately estimate a patient’s out-of-pocket expenses if they are given all the necessary information about a drug’s price and the patient’s insurance plan?” This is the question a recent Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) study sought to answer, finding that only 21... Read More
Patients Don’t Support Prescription Price Hikes (And Neither Does Clinical Evidence)
November 17, 2021
Highlighting reporting on prescription drug prices in the United States is, to put it plainly, quite depressing. Read More
What is Medicare Catastrophic Coverage?
September 20, 2021
“Catastrophic” health coverage never had the best branding. It is, as its title suggests, available and helpful only in the case of true catastrophes. Read More
Limiting Deals Between Name Brand and Generic Manufacturers is Obvious
July 19, 2021
If you ask me, “pay for delay” is a little too cutesy a term for a practice that places medicine more and more out of patients’ financial reach. More than a quarter of Americans stated they or a family member have been unable to afford a prescribed medication over the past year. Read More
The Scoop on Walmart Insulin
July 07, 2021
Patents have expired on two competing insulins produced by Eli Lilly (Humalog) and Novo Nordisk (Novolog). Read More
Prime Savings Means Looking Beyond Amazon’s Drug Discount Card
May 16, 2021
When costs get out of hand, the natural next step of a savvy shopper involves comparing costs online. Perhaps, like many Americans, the autopilot answer to our financial woes is Amazon. Read More
Is it ethical for Canadian doctors to help Americans fill prescriptions they can afford?
May 06, 2021
When Americans order prescription drugs online from a Canadian pharmacy, if they are buying from a reputable online pharmacy, they must submit a valid prescription. However, that prescription is often written by a U.S. doctor. Read More
Compare Muscle Relaxers: OTC vs. Prescription, Side Effects, Cost
March 30, 2021
Muscle relaxers help us recover from chronic or severe pain. Severe pain can seriously affect your quality of sleep, causing uncomfortable cranky mornings. Read More
Why Drug Price Transparency Matters to Consumers
March 22, 2021
Most Americans have either experienced firsthand or know about the problem of high prescription drug prices. Drug prices are three times higher in the U.S. than in other countries. Moreover, for years they have increased much faster than the rate of inflation. Read More
8 Inconvenient Facts About Prescription Prices In the United States
March 19, 2021
Prescription drug prices are a symptom of a greater disease — greed and its effect on the U.S. healthcare system — but, oh, are they a nasty symptom. Read More
Special Enrollment Period for Marketplace Health Coverage Is Open Through May 15th
March 15, 2021
The enrollment period for marketplace health insurance is typically in late winter, traditionally closing in December. The COVID-19 crisis, which began in March 2020, has ushered in a new “special enrollment period” from February 15, 2021 to May 15, 2021. Read More
Compare Pantoprazole vs. Omeprazole: Treatment, Side Effects, Cost
March 03, 2021
Pantoprazole (Protonix) and omeprazole (Prilosec) are proton-pump inhibitors that treat various forms of gastrointestinal discomfort, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, stomach ulcers, and esophagitis (inflamed esophagus). Read More
Compare UTI Treatments: Natural vs. Antibiotics, Side Effects, Cost
February 04, 2021
A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when bacteria from the environment — from your rectum or from a sexual partner, for example — get inside your urethra, leading to an infection in the bladder. How do you treat UTIs? What is the best over-the-counter UTI treatment? Read More
About Hydroxyzine for Anxiety: Treatment, Side Effects, Cost
February 02, 2021
The United States is rapidly shedding its stigma around anxiety and depression as more and more folks realize just how common this condition is. If you feel anxious for a prolonged period of time, know that you are not alone. Read More
U.S. vs. Canadian Drug Prices in 2021
January 28, 2021
Our favorite drug companies kicked off 2021 the only way they know how: extensive drug price increases in America! In an analysis of about 500 drugs, the median price increase was 4.9%. This is a time-honored tradition: Last year, the median was 5%. Read More
How much does it cost to produce insulin?
January 25, 2021
Though Frederick Banting co-discovered insulin at the turn of the century — winning the Nobel for it in 1923 — the turn of the millennium brought a new, more horrific discovery: Big Pharma. Read More
How much does the COVID-19 vaccine cost?
January 20, 2021
The COVID-19 vaccine came in riding a wave of anticipation. Read More
5 Ways to Manage Cystic Fibrosis Costs
January 06, 2021
Cystic fibrosis, like many chronic conditions, is expensive. Any condition that requires regular care -- doctor appointments, multiple medications, devices -- will be expensive, even with insurance. Read More
6 Reasons Your Prescription Drug Bill is So High
December 28, 2020
Copay exorbitant? Or, more likely, is your prescription cash price (with no insurance) just too expensive? These are common problems in the U.S. Eight out of ten Americans find U.S. prescription prices unreasonable. Read More
The Gift of Low Drug Prices
December 22, 2020
Tis the season to...lower your drug prices? Hear us out. Prescription drug costs in the U.S. are too high. In a 2019 Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 79% of respondents thought U.S. drug prices were unreasonable. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made it worse. Read More
How These Moms Manage the Cost of Their Child's Diabetes
December 16, 2020
Diabetes is an expensive illness. Read More
Asthma Savings: How These Moms Get Cheaper Inhalers for Their Kids
December 07, 2020
Asthma can be an expensive condition — chronic conditions like diabetes always are. A $20 inhaler doesn’t sound like much until you multiply that by sixty years. Plus, given how much time you may have to invest in care, quick fixes aren’t going to help. Read More
Which is cheaper? Xarelto or Eliquis?
November 18, 2020
Eliquis (apixaban) is almost half the price of Xarelto (rivaroxaban), although both are relatively expensive medications. Read More
7 Secrets Moms Know to Lower Children's Prescription Costs
November 10, 2020
Prescription medication, especially for chronic conditions like asthma or diabetes, can run families a pretty penny. Sometimes — quelle horreur! — children’s medications are more expensive than medications for adults. Read More
The Cheapest Place to Find Viagra Online
October 07, 2020
Viagra? Expensive “blue pill”? Viagra (generic name sildenafil) is widely-recognized as the drug that can help induce and prolong an erection. Read More
15 Tweets About America’s Prescription Drug Crisis
September 10, 2020
As we monitor prices, we often come across consumers who cannot afford their current drug regimen. They’re everywhere: at your supermarket, at the bus stop, (obviously) at the pharmacy, you name it. But also, they’re on Twitter. Read More
Uceris (budesonide) is expensive. How you can cut costs.
September 03, 2020
Budesonide ER, brand name Uceris, is among many drugs sold in the U.S. with an embarrassingly high price tag. The drug, which treats inflammatory bowel disease caused by Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, sells for an average of $72 per pill. Read More
What to Do If You Lose Your Health Insurance
August 18, 2020
If you’ve recently found yourself without health coverage due to job loss -- incidentally, COVID has also seen unemployment rates soar -- you have a few options. Pending eligibility, the cheapest option by far would be to apply for your local Medicaid program. Read More
How to Get a 99% Off Your Prescription (without ordering from Canada)
August 12, 2020
There are people all over the U.S. presenting the PharmacyChecker Discount Card to achieve savings up to… wait for it... 99% off the retail price. Take a look! Download your PharmacyChecker Drug Discount Coupon today. Read More
6 Ways PharmacyChecker Helps You Afford Prescription Medication
August 10, 2020
Explore all the ways PharmacyChecker ensures you get the medication you need with the lowest possible price tag. Read More
Why is Zovirax (acyclovir) cream more expensive than the tablets? How can patients cut costs?
July 28, 2020
There is one more formulation of acyclovir, which the FDA approved in 2014: Xerese. Xerese is an ointment composed of acyclovir and hydrocortisone used to treat herpesvirus. As it is newer, and does not have a generic alternative, Xerese is the most expensive formulation of acyclovir. Read More
Is there a generic available for Apoquel (oclacitinib)? How can dog owners save money on Apoquel?
July 24, 2020
Apoquel (oclacitinib) is prescribed for the treatment and control of itching (canine pruritus) and inflammation in dogs that can come about for a number of reasons. How to buy cheaper Apoquel for your dog. Is there a generic version of Apoquel? Read More
6 Ways to Save Time & Money at the Pharmacy
July 23, 2020
Waiting in a long line at the pharmacy only to find out insurance doesn’t cover your prescription can have the best of us pulling our hair out. Or perhaps the pharmacy doesn’t accept a discount coupon or allot the proper time to consider your questions. Read More
This Prescription Discount Card Saves Americans Up to 99%
July 09, 2020
A quick internet search for your prescription’s prices will likely offer a world of discounts, ranging from patient assistance programs to grocery store pharmacy coupons to Canadian online pharmacy offers. Read More
How much does tacrolimus cost without insurance?
June 26, 2020
Tacrolimus, sold under the brand name Prograf in its oral form, is a life-saving, and expensive, drug used to prevent the rejection of new organs after transplants. Read More
How much does ADHD medication cost?
June 18, 2020
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) has one very famous treatment: an amphetamine salt combination called Adderall. Read More
My insurance no longer covers Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium). How do I save money on Nexium?
June 12, 2020
Nexium (40 mg) is no longer covered by my insurance, and neither are generics (esomeprazole magnesium). Are there less expensive ways of getting these drugs? Read More
How can diabetics save money on Jardiance (empagliflozin)?
June 11, 2020
With an average retail price above $700 for 30 tablets, brand name Jardiance is not cheap, nor does it have a generic alternative. According to the Mayo Clinic, Jardiance (empagliflozin) prevents glucose absorption in the kidneys, keeping overall blood sugar low. Read More
How can the uninsured save money on Albenza (albendazole)?
June 11, 2020
With an average price of almost $600 for just two tablets, albendazole (brand name Albenza) is one of the more expensive anti-parasitics. Fortunately, the drug can be found for much cheaper at international pharmacies. The brand name can be found for a 98% discount. Read More
The FDA approved a peanut allergy drug. How much does Palforzia cost?
May 19, 2020
The FDA recently approved a new medication called Palforzia to help people suffering from allergic reactions like anaphylaxis when they are accidentally exposed to peanuts. Palforzia is taken daily and the dose is gradually increased for individuals aged 4 to 17 years. Read More
Where can I get cheap pet meds?
May 13, 2020
Pet medication pricing varies as much as the size and shape of your furry friends. Like meds for humans, prices can be very, very high. There is no one-stop shop for the cheapest pet medication! Pet owners are forced to shop around for the best price. Read More
Is it illegal to share or donate insulin and other prescription drugs?
May 08, 2020
While the word “sharing” does not necessarily appear in any legal literature, it is illegal to “use or distribute” a prescription substance without a valid prescription. Read More
How much does ivermectin cost? Can we expect shortages due to coronavirus?
May 08, 2020
Ivermectin, sold under the brand name Stromectol or Soolantra in the U.S., treats conditions caused by parasites, such as threadworm and roundworm. In early April of 2020, ABC News reported that the drug was being investigated as a possible treatment for the novel coronavirus. Read More
How can I get a lower Pataday (olopatadine) price? Does it require a prescription?
April 29, 2020
For the uninsured in the U.S., olopatadine prices run around $161.95 for a 2.5 ml eye dropper. And that’s if you are buying generic. If you opt for the brand-name version -- called Pataday -- you’ll be hit with an even higher bill. Read More
How can I cut costs on Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir)?
April 23, 2020
Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) is an expensive antiretroviral used to treat HIV with generic availability limited to an oral solution in the United States. Read More
How much does Vetmedin (pimobendan) cost? Is there a shortage?
April 14, 2020
Most pet owners know that pet medicine, like human medicine, can be exceedingly expensive. Thankfully, Vetmedin (pimobendan), a veterinary drug used for pets suffering from congenital heart failure, is not one of those drugs. Read More
Should I get a medical credit card? What are the benefits?
March 30, 2020
Medical credit cards, lines of financial credit to be used specifically for medical expenses, are a high-interest topic. Read More
How can I negotiate medical bills to make my costs lower?
March 09, 2020
Tips for Negotiating Your Medical Bills. Tips For Negotiating Your Medical Bill After You’ve Received It. The easiest – though often the most laborious – way to lower costs associated with medical expenses is to call your insurer. Read More
How can I save money on Aptiom (eslicarbazepine)?
March 04, 2020
With an average U.S. retail price around $1,200 for 30 tablets at 800mg, Aptiom is one of the more expensive anti-epileptics. Aptiom also has no generic alternative available locally. Read More
The Medicare donut hole closed. Will the coverage gap closing actually save enrollees money?
February 11, 2020
The Medicare coverage gap, informally known as the “donut hole,” ostensibly closed at the end of 2019. But is the coverage gap really gone? Short answer: yes. Perhaps a more important question is if the hole’s closing will actually cut costs for Medicare beneficiaries. Read More
What are the requirements to receive Medicaid?
January 29, 2020
Many Americans struggling with their prescription drug bills could benefit from Medicaid. Especially if you are uninsured, you should find out if you qualify. Medicaid is the nation’s federal and state health insurance program for Americans with low incomes. Read More
How much does an EpiPen cost? Is there a more affordable option?
January 16, 2020
Severe allergic reactions, such as anaphylactic shock, can kill. In these cases, EpiPens save these people’s lives. This is precisely why their high cost can be a serious problem. Read More
Where do the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates stand on drug prices? A Healthcare Voter Guide
January 14, 2020
The 2020 prospective democratic candidates are also heavily focused on drug prices and healthcare. Each person running for office has had to answer to America’s soaring drug prices. Read More
Is health insurance worth it? Why is COBRA so expensive?
January 09, 2020
Health insurance was a very good, very simple idea that has, most unfortunately, become one of life’s bigger nuisances. The basic idea: Everyone pays a little bit of money each month in exchange for the see... Read More
How can patients cut costs on Actos (pioglitazone)? Where is the cheapest place to purchase Actos?
December 17, 2019
Pioglitazone, sold under the brand name Actos, can run you a pretty penny if you are purchasing the brand name. Read More
What does Flomax (tamsulosin) cost without insurance? What is a good alternative to Flomax?
December 11, 2019
Tamsulosin (Flomax), an alpha-1 blocker used to treat an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH), is not one of the nation’s most exorbitantly expensive drugs, but it isn’t exactly cheap. This is especially the case if you find yourself uninsured. Read More
Can I use drug discount coupons if I have Medicare Part D?
December 02, 2019
A less well-known, but still painful, limitation of Medicare Part D is that plan enrollees cannot access many discounts provided by pharmacy discount coupons. Read More
Why isn't my prescription drug on my health insurance plan's drug formulary?
November 09, 2019
Welcome to the weird, not-so-wonderful world of health insurance plans and prescription drug benefits (or lack thereof). Read More
How can men get lower cost legitimate Cialis (tadalafil)?
October 28, 2019
Tadalafil (generic Cialis) is covered by most health insurance plans. But if it’s not covered by yours or you’re uninsured, a quick look at the tadalafil price comparison chart below will certainly bring some relief. Read More
How can I save money on Metformin? I don't have great insurance.
October 11, 2019
Metformin, an oral medication used to treat type 2 diabetes, is, all things considered, a relatively inexpensive drug. But for people with type 2 diabetes, metformin is a life-saving drug. Read More
Why are there so few generic HIV drugs? How am I supposed to cut costs?
October 07, 2019
HIV/AIDS is one of the most harrowing and complicated epidemics in medical history. Read More
I'm in the Medicare donut hole. What now?
September 23, 2019
Mind the gap! Medicare, our nation’s public health insurance available to all Americans 65 and older, and others with disabilities, has a nasty, frustrating flaw: the Medicare donut hole. Read More
I’m turning 26. What can I do about health insurance?
September 20, 2019
Thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was implemented in 2010, young Americans have been able to stay on their parents’ insurance until the age of 26. Read More
I can’t afford Albuterol. How can I get it cheaper?
September 18, 2019
Albuterol can become expensive if you do not have insurance. In some cases, depending on your pharmacy benefit plan, Albuterol can cost a lot even if you do have health insurance. Read More
Eliquis (apixaban): Made in America; Cheaper Abroad
September 03, 2019
Eliquis made in the U.S. is sold outside the U.S. for 87% cheaper. And you can easily order it. Eliquis (apixaban) is made in America. At least some of it is. I’ll explain more below. Read More
Generic Lyrica (pregabalin) has been approved by the FDA. Are there savings to show for it?
August 30, 2019
The rumors are true! On July 19th, the FDA approved several Lyrica (pregabalin) generics for distribution. Read More
Whom do patient assistance programs really help?
August 23, 2019
When the price of drugs looks intimidating, physicians will often point their patients toward what are called “patient assistance programs” (PAPs). These programs alleviate the pain of high-cost prescription drugs. In theory, these programs are good. Read More
How can patients cut costs on Levothyroxine? Is the brand name Synthroid actually cheaper abroad?
August 07, 2019
Levothyroxine sodium, often shortened to just “levothyroxine,” is a prescription generic medication used to treat hypothyroidism. Levothyroxine can also treat an enlarged thyroid gland and thyroid cancer. Read More
How can I save money on Levitra (vardenafil)? Is the generic available?
July 23, 2019
Levitra (vardenafil) is a prescription medication used to treat erectile dysfunction. Unfortunately, the cost for this brand name drug only continues to rise. As of July 2019, Levitra 20 mg has an average retail price of $633 for ten tablets in the U.S. Read More
How can patients reduce prescription drug costs at the pharmacy counter?
July 18, 2019
Patients pay far more for medication in the United States than anywhere else in the world. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that prices on patented brand-name drugs were 3.2 to 4.1 times higher than in other countries. Read More
Drugs prices are going to be listed in TV ads. How will that work exactly?
July 01, 2019
The U.S. is one of two countries (the other being New Zealand) that permit pharmaceutical companies to advertise prescription drugs directly to consumers (DTC advertising). If you’ve ever watched TV (and I know you have), you’ve seen such advertisements. Read More
How To Save Money on Advair Diskus (fluticasone/salmeterol)
June 27, 2019
Many consumers have come to PharmacyChecker.com seeking price relief for their Advair Diskus prescription through our drug price comparisons. Read More
What's the deal with Eli Lilly's half price insulin lispro?
June 11, 2019
In March 2019, Eli Lilly (“Lilly”) announced that a lower-priced version of Humalog, called insulin lispro, would be coming soon to patients in the United States. Well, it’s here! Apparently. Now what? Read More
What if the doctor prescribes a medication I need to start that same day?
May 03, 2019
If your doctor prescribes a medication you have to start immediately, you'll need to use a local pharmacy. Read More
How can patients cut costs on organ transplant immunosuppressant (anti-rejection) medications?
April 29, 2019
According to the American Society of Transplantation, 72% percent of liver transplant patients, 65% percent of heart transplant patients, and 59% percent of lung transplant patients are not insured with Medicare when they undergo transplant surgery. Read More
How do I save money on a 90-day supply of Xarelto? I don't have insurance.
April 09, 2019
In the United States, the current average retail price of a three-month supply of Xarelto 20 mg is around $1,600. Even with discounts and coupons available online, the price may still be out of reach for many, especially those patients without insurance. Read More
How can I save money on Symbicort? I don’t have great insurance.
April 03, 2019
The average retail price of a 90-day supply of Symbicort 160 mcg/ 4.5mcg is $415 in the United States. When it comes to a necessary medication, that’s not exactly a deal. Read More
How can I save money on my hepatitis C medications?
March 22, 2019
If you need hepatitis C medication, you may be wondering how you can lower the cost at the pharmacy counter. New hepatitis C medicines, such as Sovaldi, Harvoni, and Epclusa, are incredibly expensive. Read More
How can I save money on Domperidone?
March 14, 2019
Domperidone is approved in some countries, including Canada, to treat gastrointestinal conditions. It is approved in the United Kingdom for use in the relief of nausea and vomiting. Read More
I want to find low prices for brand-name and generic Vesicare (solifenacin).
February 28, 2019
With the current average retail price being somewhere around $475 for 30 tablets of brand-name Vesicare 10 mg and a generic version yet to be sold locally in the U.S., it may be financially wise to turn to patient assistance programs, discount cards or online pharmacies for some wallet relief.... Read More
How can I cut costs on Lyrica? Is there a generic version?
February 28, 2019
If you have been prescribed Lyrica (pregabalin) for the treatment of neuropathic pain, you may be wondering how you can lower the cost at the pharmacy counter. Read More
How can patients deal with drug price increases?
February 22, 2019
Drug price increases are a common and unfortunate reality for American consumers. Whether it’s dealing with a higher copay or an out-of-pocket list price jump, people are suffering at pharmacy counters across the country. Read More
How can I save money on Naftin (naftifine hydrochloride) gel or cream?
February 20, 2019
Brand-name Naftin gel sold in the United States is manufactured by Sebela Pharmaceuticals, a former division of Merz Pharmaceuticals. Read More
Is a lower-priced, generic Zetia (ezetimibe) available online?
February 20, 2019
Zetia and its generic version, ezetimibe, are prescribed along with diet and exercise—and sometimes with other cholesterol-lowering medications— to help treat high cholesterol. Read More
Why are drug prices so different at different pharmacies?
February 12, 2019
Have you ever been outraged by drug prices at your local pharmacy, such as a Walgreens or CVS? Then, you walk across the street to another pharmacy and find that same drug at a much lower price? What a relief! But, also, what an outrage! Read More
How can I avoid a delayed prescription at my local pharmacy?
January 16, 2019
Despite many scripts now being issued electronically, many Americans are faced with prescriptions not being ready at our local pharmacies when we want them to be. There are several ways healthcare providers can send your prescription to your local pharmacy. Read More
How can I save money on Prilosec (omeprazole)?
January 08, 2019
If you are in search for Prilosec, prescription or over-the-counter, to treat ulcers in your stomach or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you may be wondering how you can lower the cost at the pharmacy counter. Read More
How can I save money on Humira if there's no generic available?
December 28, 2018
Humira is a brand-name medication without a generic currently available in the U.S. Since there is no generic competition, the manufacturer, AbbVie, is able to charge the highest price they believe American consumers will pay. Read More
Is there a Chantix generic? How can I save money on Chantix?
December 11, 2018
Chantix is a brand-name medication without a generic currently available in the U.S. Since there is no generic competition, the manufacturer, Pfizer, is able to charge the highest price they believe American consumers will pay. Read More
I don't have health insurance to cover my prescriptions. How can I afford my medication?
December 03, 2018
If you don’t have health insurance in the United States—and even if you do—you may be faced with surprisingly high medical and prescription drug costs. Many people are struggling with budgeting their lives around the rising prices of their prescription medications. One out of five uninsured adults in 2016 went without needed medical care due to cost. Forty-five million Americans did not fill prescriptions in 2016 because of expensive medication price tags, meaning that even insured Americans are skipping or rationing their drugs. Read More
How can I save money on Truvada?
November 25, 2018
If you were prescribed Truvada to treat your HIV and are uninsured or your health insurance just does not cover the drug, then you know that it's a very expensive medication.... Read More
Dexilant is Expensive: Why are Dexilant prices so high?
November 01, 2018
If you were prescribed Dexilant and are uninsured or your health insurance just does not cover the drug, then you know that it's a very expensive medication. PharmacyChecker experts have identified some ways you can save money on your Dexilant prescription. Read More
Why are drug prices high in the U.S.?
October 25, 2018
Drug prices are too high in the United States. Eighty percent of Americans surveyed believe that drug prices are unreasonable. Read More
Why are brand-name drugs so expensive?
October 16, 2018
Brand-name drugs are often incredibly expensive, and especially so in the United States. When we write "incredibly" expensive, we mean it. Some brand-name medications that treat cancer cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. Read More
How much cheaper is medicine in Canada?
October 11, 2018
Since 2003, drug price comparisons between the U.S. and Canada have shown that the potential savings in Canada just continue to grow. Why? The government in Canada keeps prices more affordable and prices for medications have increased much faster in the U.S. Read More
How can Americans save money on Eliquis?
September 27, 2018
If you were prescribed Eliquis, are uninsured or your health insurance just does not cover the drug, then you know that it's a very expensive medication. We've identified some ways you can save money on your Eliquis prescription. Read More
How can patients save money on Estrace (estradiol) cream?
September 05, 2018
Currently, one 42.5 g tube of 0.01 % Estrace can cost you around $429 at your local U.S pharmacy. The generic version, estradiol, is about half that and may be the cheapest option. Read More
How can I get help paying for medication in California?
August 27, 2018
Many Californians are suffering from shocking increases in their prescription medication bills. We’re here to help! We’ve investigated and found a few options. Read More
How can I get help paying for medication in Florida?
August 22, 2018
Floridians can compare prices among local pharmacies using PharmacyChecker.com. Search for your medication on our website. The search box is at the upper righthand corner of this screen. Select your prescribed drug strength and scroll to the bottom of the price page. Read More
How can Americans cut costs on diabetes medication?
August 20, 2018
Commonly used diabetes medications include metformin, glyburide, glipizide, glimepiride, repaglinide, nateglinide, pioglitazone, sitagliptin, Invokana, etc. If there are generics available at your local pharmacy, then the price might be very affordable. Read More
How can I get help paying for medication in Texas?
August 16, 2018
Many people nationwide are suffering from shocking increases in their prescription medication bills. We’ve investigated and found a few options that are helping Texans today. If buying brand name drugs with no generic available locally, Texans can save up to 90% by shopping internationally. Read More
How can patients save money on Nitrostat?
August 09, 2018
Nitrostat can be purchased from verified online pharmacies at a lower cost than at your local U.S. pharmacy. Currently, 100 pills of 0.6 mg Nitrostat can cost you around $65 at a U.S pharmacy, and that's with a coupon. Read More
How can Americans save money on Epogen?
August 07, 2018
If you are eligible, a patient assistance program can help you afford Epogen. Review the information to see if you qualify. Read More
How can Americans save money on Januvia?
July 24, 2018
You can compare prices of Januvia among PharmacyChecker-verified international online pharmacies. Currently, 30 pills of Januvia 100 mg can cost patients over $540 at local U.S pharmacies. The same quantity of Januvia is as low as $84 at an international pharmacy. Read More
How can Americans save money on Lipitor?
July 04, 2018
Lipitor is legally manufactured and available for sale in other countries just as it is in the U.S. You can search verified pharmacies that list Lipitor prices on PharmacyChecker.com.Currently, 90 capsules of 40 mg Lipitor can cost you over $1,300 at your local U.S pharmacy. Read More
How can Americans save money on Lisinopril?
July 04, 2018
Lisinopril is legally manufactured and available for sale in other countries just as it is in the U.S., and it can be purchased from PharmacyChecker-verified online pharmacies.... Read More
What exactly are pharmacy gag rules? How can I get around gag rules?
June 18, 2018
It's quite possible that paying cash for your medication instead of using insurance could save you a lot of money. Your pharmacist might know this but, due to gag rules, can't inform you that your copay exceeds your drug's cash price — unless you ask! Read More
How can patients save money on Lumigan?
June 05, 2018
In the United States, the current average retail price of a 2.5 ml of 0.01% Lumigan eyedropper is around $225. Even with discounts and coupons available online, the price may still be out of reach for many, especially those Americans without insurance. Read More
Is there an Elmiron generic available?
June 04, 2018
Elmiron is legally manufactured and available for sale in other countries and can be purchased from verified online pharmacies. Read More
How can Americans save money on Nasonex?
May 22, 2018
In the United States, the current average retail price of just one nasal spray of Nasonex 50 mcg is around $315. The generic, mometasone, is around $225. Read More
How can patients save money on Crestor?
May 17, 2018
In the United States, the current average retail price of a 30-day supply of Crestor 10 mg is $184.48. Read More
How can patients save money on Tamiflu?
May 17, 2018
In the United States, the current average retail price of ten 75 mg capsules (or one pack) of Tamiflu is around $185. The generic, oseltamivir, is around $100. Read More
How can I save money on the new Shingrix vaccine?
May 07, 2018
The Shingrix vaccine (shingles vaccination) is administered to protect against shingles. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that healthy adults 50 years and older get two doses, spaced over 2 to 6 months, of the Shingrix vaccine. Read More
How much does a 90-day supply of Restasis (cyclosporine) cost?
April 30, 2018
An expensive medication, there are currently no generic versions of Restasis approved in the United States. Read More
How much can I save on my nebulizer medication?
April 19, 2018
If patients would like to explore online pharmacy prices offered on Spiriva Handihaler 18 mcg, they can do so by comparing prices on PharmacyChecker.com. It can be found for as little as 97% off the cost of Spiriva sold in the United States. Read More
Can I get my IBS medication for a cheaper price?
April 16, 2018
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the gastrointestinal tract presented by symptoms including abdominal pain and irregular bowel movements without a specific cause. IBS affects between 12-20% of adults. Read More
Can I get a better price for Potassium Citrate at online pharmacies?
March 25, 2018
A 90-day supply of Potassium citrate 1080 mg can cost you around $504 ($1.87 per pill) at your local U.S pharmacy. You can find Potassium citrate 1080 mg for as low as $0.44 per pill by comparing prices on PharmacyChecker.com. Read More
How much is Entresto through online pharmacies?
March 18, 2018
Currently, a 90-day supply of Entresto 49/51 mg can cost you around $761 ($8.45 per pill) at your local U.S pharmacy. Read More
Why are my antidepressants so expensive?
February 05, 2018
In fact, medication affordability is often the driving factor in determining medication therapy. Read More
Which CIPA pharmacy has the lowest price for QVAR inhalers and Ventolin HFA inhalers?
January 21, 2018
Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA) membership is open to qualifying Canadian pharmacies, ones that sell medication online and work with partner pharmacies in other countries. Read More
Where can I buy Dilantin (phenytoin) for a reasonable price?
December 18, 2017
Dilantin is available in both brand and generic versions. The generic version, Phenytoin, is covered by most insurance plans, but some U.S. pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Read More
What is the lowest price available for Sentinel Spectrum for dogs?
December 03, 2017
PharmacyChecker.com compares prices among verified online pharmacies for Sentinel Spectrum. Read More
My insurance won't cover an Androderm prescription. What are my savings options?
November 20, 2017
Testosterone is classified as a Schedule III controlled substance by the U.S. DEA because it can be abused or lead to dependence. International online pharmacies approved in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program do not sell or ship controlled substances to consumers in the U.S. Read More
My insurance is penalizing me for using Zetia. Do I have to go through my insurance?
September 21, 2017
While it's nice to not have to pay full price for your prescription drugs thanks to help from your insurance, it can be quite the hassle! Read More
Can I send my prescriptions to several different pharmacies?
August 24, 2017
Shopping around and even using several pharmacies to maximize savings can provide financial relief, but there are safety concerns to be aware of! Read More