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Drug pricing

Americans pay the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. Even with insurance, copays for popular medications can be very high. Learn why medications are so expensive and how to save money.

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Why is Jublia so expensive?

Jublia is an expensive topical antifungal prescription drug used to treat toenail fungus. It is an effective treatm...

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Why is Linzess so expensive?

Linzess is an expensive prescription medication used once daily to help you have more frequent and complete bowel m...

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Why is Trulicity so expensive?

Trulicity is an expensive prescription medication that is proven to lower blood sugar levels. Americans pay more fo...

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Why is Pennsaid so expensive?

Americans pay the highest prices in the world for brand-name prescription drugs. Pennsaid is an expensive topical n...

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Why is Jardiance so expensive?

The costs of prescription drugs in the United States are the highest in the world. The high cost of diabetes drugs ...

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Why is Vraylar so expensive?

It’s unfortunate that Americans are paying the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. Vraylar is...

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Why is Vyvanse so expensive?

Americans pay the highest prices in the world for brand-name medications. In 2016, the CDC found that 6.1 million (...

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Why is Eliquis so expensive?

Eliquis is a prescription medication that works by blocking certain clotting proteins in the blood, which prevents ...

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Why is Trintellix so expensive?

Trintellix is a brand-name prescription medication used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD). The drug is class...

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Why is Trelegy so expensive?

Trelegy is a brand-name prescription drug used daily to treat COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and asth...

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Why is Myrbetriq so expensive?

Myrbetriq (mirabegron) is commonly used to treat overactive bladder in adults. It relaxes the muscles in the bladde...

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How much does Entresto cost with Medicare

In 2022, the manufacturer of Entresto (Novartis) states that around 80% of individuals with Medicare Part D prescri...

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How much is Trulicity without insurance

Trulicity can be a very expensive prescription medication without insurance. The list price of Trulicity is $886.36...

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How much does Trulicity cost with Medicare?

In 2022, the manufacturer’s (Lilly) website states that the list price of Trulicity is $886.36 per month without ...

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How much is Ozempic without insurance?

Ozempic prices can be very expensive without insurance. The list prices for Ozempic® 0.25 or 0.5 mg (1 x 1.5-mL pe...

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How much do prescription drugs cost without insurance?

Individuals without insurance will generally pay the list price set by the pharmaceutical manufacturer. Prescriptio...

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How much does Xarelto cost with Medicare?

Without insurance, the cash price of Xarelto in 2022 is anywhere from $400-500 for a 30-day supply.  Patients who ...

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How much does Eliquis cost with Medicare?

In 2022, the manufacturer’s (Bristol-Myers Squibb) website listed the price of Eliquis as $522 for a 30-day suppl...

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Generic vs brand name drugs

There are often a lot of questions surrounding generic and brand-name medication. Are generics really as effective?...

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What is a prescription assistance program?

A prescription assistance program is a government or privately-funded program that helps low-income individuals who...

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Diabetic Glucose Test Strips: Uses and Costs

According to the American Diabetes Association self-monitoring of blood glucose is the key to diabetes management. ...

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The global prescription index

Like many other countries across the globe, Americans have to pay for prescription drugs, but how does the cost in ...

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