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ACA Healthcare Exchange Enrollment will Reopen for 3 Months

President Biden has authorized a new special enrollment period for health insurance through the Healthcare.gov insurance exchange.

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Quick-start Guide: Why Should I Create an Account?

Quick Start Guide: All about the Medicine Chest, an account for a prescription savings card.

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Quick-start Guide: Pricing Updates (including Multi-pharmacy Pricing)

Prescription pricing is far more volatile than most patients realize, and it’s particularly noticeable for those without insurance.

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Quick-start Guide: “Name Your Own Price”

We’ll alert you when the price of your Rx drops. Just set up a medication price drop alert on your free ScriptSave WellRx account.

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Quick-start Guide: Never Forget Your Meds Again

Learn how to set up reminders to take your medications or refill your Rx using our free Medicine Chest tool.

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Quick-start Guide: Dangerous Interactions

Our free Medicine Chest tool can flag many interactions for Rx medications. Enter your meds to find potential interactions.

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Quick-start Guide: Mood Logs

Learn more about ScriptSave WellRx’s side effects tracker and mood log!

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Quick-start Guide: Grocery Guidance, Nutrition & The WellRx Food Index

Learn how to get started using ScriptSave WellRx’s Grocery Guidance tool to find foods that align with your health conditions.

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Quick-start Guide: Let Others Know How Easy (or difficult) It Was

Rate your experience with the ScriptSave WellRx program and help others when they make a choice about where to use their Rx discount card.

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Quick-start Guide: To Print or Not to Print?

Printing a physical card or coupon is not necessary to save on your medications. Find out how to access your ScriptSave WellRx discounts without a printer.

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How Drug Take Back Programs Work & Where to Return Your Drugs

There are other reasons to return your unused drugs, other than just freeing up space in your medicine cabinet.

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How to Get an Emergency Prescription Refill

Whether you’re traveling and forgot to pack your prescription or just forgot to order your refill, you may be able to get an emergency prescription – learn how.

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Employer Prescription Savings Program

At ScriptSave, the health of our community is important to us—that’s why we created the ScriptSave WellRx Prescription Savings Program. Our program helps individuals and families obtain discounts on prescription medications…

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Are You Doing This After Using Your Inhaler?

If you are using one of these inhalers or have been told that your inhaler contains a steroid in it, you will need to rinse your mouth with water and spit after each use.

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New Shingles Vaccine on National Backorder

The term “backorder” in terms of pharmacy simply means that the pharmacy went to place an order on a specific item and the wholesaler, or company that sells the item, cannot fulfill the order due to shortages. The manufacturer producing Shingrix is now experiencing shipping delays for their vaccine due to the high levels of demand.

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ScriptSave WellRx App Makes Medication Management Easier

Prescription medications don’t work if patients don’t take them, or fail to take them correctly. Taking medications as prescribed by your physician can help improve the quality and length of your life. The latest release of the ScriptSave® WellRx app can help.

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Do ARBs Cause Cancer?

Prescribed dosages of valsartan range from 40 mg to 320 mg daily and lower strength tablets would contain less NDMA respectively than a higher strength tablet. If you or someone you know is taking an ARB for the treatment of high blood pressure, check the FDA website regularly. A list of affected medication with their lot and expiration dates can be found for all valsartan, irbesartan, and losartan included in the recall.

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Rx Savings Too Good to be True?

For most Americans, chances are good you’re spending too much on your prescription medications. The increasing cost is staggering. And with so many companies offering discounts on prescriptions, it can sound like a scam. As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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What to Tell Your Dentist

When you visit the dentist, you expect to answer typical questions regarding your oral health, such as how often you are brushing your teeth or the infamous question of whether or not you floss. It may surprise you when your dentist asks what medications you take at home. Why would it matter if the dentists knows what you’re taking?

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Unsafe Medications for Patients with Food Allergies

Nearly 20% of Americans have self reported an allergy to a medication and roughly 4% of the nation suffers from some form of food allergy. While it would seem obvious to avoid something if you’re allergic to it, you’d first have to know you’re allergic. When it comes to medications this can be challenging. 

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Epidiolex: A New FDA Approved Epilepsy Medication

Epidiolex (cannabidiol) is a new FDA-approved epilepsy medication that is derived from Cannabis Sativa plant (marijuana). Cannabidiol (CBD) does not create feelings of euphoria or intoxication, the “high” that is often experienced with Cannabis, which comes mainly from the compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is also found in marijuana.

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Why Taking your Medication Matters

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50% of Americans have used at least one prescription with in the last 30 days. One recent study shows that patients who were compliant with taking their statin therapy medications for at least two years had a 30% reduction in the risk of hospitalization for heart attacks.

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Opioids and Alternative Options

Opioids are a class of medication used to manage short-term and long-term pain. This medication class is well known to healthcare providers, but also to anyone keeping up with local and national news.

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Depression and Anxiety in Children: Choosing the Right Medication

Across the United States, the rate of antidepressant use in children is rising. It has led to prescription costs exceeding $100,000 in the four states with the highest antidepressant prescription rates for children.

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Guest Blog: How to Get Organized for Cold and Flu Season

Now is the time to get organized for cold and flu season. Since my husband is disabled, he has a reduced immune system. Staying healthy during cold and flu season is even more important to us because of this reason.

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Is a NOAC Right for Me?

The NOACs, or novel oral anticoagulants, are a new breed of blood thinner that have arrived on the market within the last ten years.

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When High Blood Pressure Is Too High

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects nearly 1 in every 3 adults in the United States. Hypertension is often referred to as the “silent killer,”  because for the most part, hypertension doesn’t have any warning signs or symptoms. You might not even know you have it. If left untreated, hypertension increases your risk for heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). So when is high blood pressure too high?

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Transition of Care

“It all started with pain radiating down my left arm. It was hard to breathe and I was short of breath. I knew something was wrong and called 911. I was rushed to the hospital. I remember the sirens, but they slowly faded away. Then I woke up. There was a man in a white […]

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Do You Believe the CBO? An Analysis of Repeal or Replace

It’s a hectic time for anyone trying to predict what will happen to their family’s healthcare costs. Every conceivable think tank, group, association and committee seems to have an opinion, and many ScriptSave WellRx members are wondering (and worrying) about who to believe. One thing seems to be certain – change is coming. For some, it’ll be well received, while others may be worse for the change.

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Americans Face Health Care Cost Challenges

According to a recent study, 43 percent of adults with health insurance report problems affording their deductible, and 29 percent say they have difficulty paying medical bills. Among those citing trouble paying their medical bills, more than 70 percent have cut back on vacations, spending on food, clothing or basic household items.

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The Shifting Uncertainty of Healthcare

A December 2016 analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation illustrates how prescription medications will be a large portion of overall healthcare spending, and how branded drug prices have nearly doubled. The analysis also explains that 1-in-4 people have difficulty affording their medicines, and that most Americans favor actions to keep drug prices down, (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2016).

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CVS Cuts Price on EpiPen Alternative

Adrenaclick® offers a true alternative to the high-priced EpiPen. It has been declared safe by the FDA, national pharmacies sell it, and its list price is a third less than the EpiPen’s. Both the EpiPen auto-injectors and the authorized generic of Adrenaclick are approved by the Food and Drug Administration and contain the same active ingredient as other epinephrine auto-injector devices. Additionally, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology includes generic Adrenaclick among therapeutic options in an anaphylaxis emergency action plan.

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Health Law Repeal Could Cost 32 Million People Their Insurance

The Congressional Budget Office has analyzed the effects of healthcare repeal, and estimates 22 million Americans will lose health coverage if a repeal plan, like the one passed in 2015 by Congress, were to become law.
With the loss of insurance coverage, many patients will no longer be able to afford the prescription medicines they need to stay healthy. Medicare and Medicaid enrollees may also see the stresses of change with possible increases in premiums and deductibles. ScriptSave® WellRx can help.

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Traveling? Make Sure You’re Vaccinated

As the summer months approach, many have started planning their summer vacations. However, before you consider making travel plans for the summer, you should also consider looking into any pertinent travel vaccines or medications that may be necessary for international travel. There are risk factors which are dependent on where you are traveling, activities you will participate in …

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Patience at the Pharmacy 1.01: Why does it take so long to fill my Rx?

Have you ever found yourself waiting forever to get your prescription filled at the pharmacy? I mean, how much time does it honestly take to count 30 pills into a bottle and label it? It should just take a few minutes, right? It’s a common question.

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Medication Questions? We Have Answers

More than half a million ScriptSave WellRx members will now have access to a pharmacist’s advice through an agreement with SinfoníaRx, an innovative medication management company.

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ScriptSave® WellRx recognized for increasing health care access for low-income patients

Cost and inconvenience are the biggest reasons people don’t take their prescribed medicines. ScriptSave®WellRx wants to remedy that. For people who are underinsured and in need, ScriptSave WellRx is the trusted online resource that makes prescription medicines more affordable and easier to manage. That’s why we’re excited ScriptSave® WellRx was recognized as one 10 apps increasing health care access for

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Introduction to Medication Therapy Management (MTM): A Pharmacist’s Perspective

In late 2003, the United States Government enacted the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act.1 It was not until January of 2006 that the prescription drug benefit called Medicare Part D became effective. Medicare Part D was the introduction of prescription drug coverage and one requirement of prescription drug plans was to have in place a cost-effective drug utilization management program and a medication therapy management (MTM) program.

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