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Eliquis vs. Pradaxa – What is the Difference?

Eliquis and Pradaxa are two of the newer oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) that have emerged in the last decade, and work differently than warfarin.

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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: How to Lower Your Out-of-pocket Cost

When insurance plans change each year, it’s not uncommon for patients to discover that their copays go up. The annual change in benefits will often result in changes to how much an insured patient needs to pay out-of-pocket for their prescription medications.

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Quick-Start Guide: More Ways to Save on Prescriptions

Quick-Start Guide: How to access significant prescription savings directly from pharmaceutical manufacturers.

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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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Operation Relief

A new WellRx program, called Operation Relief provides deeper discounts and even lower prices to all consumers, regardless of their employment status.

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Are Proton Pump Inhibitors Dangerous?

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are generally safe. However, some studies have associated certain health risks with long-term use.

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Should You Be Taking Vitamin D?

Chronic deficiency in vitamin D can manifest as certain undesirable symptoms, such as fatigue, muscle soreness, bone pain, and even depression.

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Taking Benzonatate (Tessalon Perles) for Your Cough? Here’s What You Should Know

Benzonatate is related to a type of drug called ester local anesthetics. It works locally by numbing the stretch receptors in your lungs, throat, and airways.

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Can You Take Ibuprofen with Zoloft? Potential Interactions and Risks

Zoloft can interact with other drugs, including ibuprofen. Learn about the dangers of taking Zoloft and ibuprofen together.

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5 Signs of Heart Problems Worth Worrying About

Don’t be caught off guard when it comes to protecting your own and your loved ones’ hearts. Read on to learn five signs of a heart problem that are worth worrying about.

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What Are Patient Assistance Programs?

Patient assistance programs often offer free or low-cost medication for those who qualify. Learn more about PAPs from ScriptSave WellRx.

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What You Need to Know About Medicare Part C

Medicare Part C, or Medicare Advantage, provides the same coverage as Parts A and B, plus added benefits. Learn more and see if Part C is right for you.

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Why Are My Drugs So Expensive?

A recent poll show that nearly one-in-four (25%) people stated they have difficulty affording their medications and three-in-ten (30%) report not taking their medications as prescribed due to drug costs.

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Can I Get a Prescription Without Seeing a Doctor?

Can you get a prescription without a trip to the doctor? Learn about telemedicine and how you may be able to get an Rx without leaving your home.

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6 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a serious condition, but it can be treated. Here are 6 ways you can safely lower your blood pressure.

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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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Do you have GERD?

Do you have gastric reflux? Roughly 18 to 26% of Americans do. Learn about treatment options to get relief from you heartburn.

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Vaping & E-Cigarettes: Are They Truly Safer Than Cigarettes?

If you are currently using e-cigarettes or vaping as an alternative to traditional cigarettes, it is highly recommended to quit until a definitive cause is identified for the growing number of lung disease cases across the nation.

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The Two-Second Second Opinion

If you feel you want or need a second opinion, it’s easier than most people think. The important thing is to find a medical professional you have confidence in.

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Can a Pharmacist Change My Prescription?

If you need to modify your prescription for some reason, your pharmacist might be able to help. Learn how pharmacists can change an Rx.

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How to Save Money on EpiPen

EpiPen is a brand of epinephrine auto-injector that can save your life, but it’s expensive. Here’s how to save money on EpiPen and get the medicine you need.

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Stress Hurts Your Health More Than You Think

Many of the signs we think about when it comes to stress are difficulty making decisions, excessive anxiety, worry, guilt, and nervousness.

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How to Fill a Prescription Online

The internet is a convenient option for purchasing many things, including medications. Learn how to safely fill a prescription online.

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How to Transfer a Prescription to Another Pharmacy

Learn how to move a prescription from one pharmacy to another with this step-by-step guide from ScriptSave WellRx.

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Treatment for Depression and Anxiety

Outside of prescription medication, these are 3 valuable ways to improve mental health. Incorporating these changes along with your medication can also increase their effectiveness.

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Fighting the Opioid Epidemic: Safe Use of Narcan Nasal Spray

Narcan nasal spray is intended for use by people who are experiencing an opioid overdose or are showing signs of opioid overdose.

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Benzer Pharmacy Partners with ScriptSave to Provide Prescription Discounts

Benzer Pharmacy Holding, LLC announced today they will partner with ScriptSave® to provide their customers ScriptSave WellRx Premier, which offers discounts on prescription medications, medicine adherence tools, and drug interaction alerts.

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25 Years and $10 Billion in Prescription Savings

More than $10 billion dollars of savings, as the company marks its Silver Anniversary with the release of a brand new module that can assist patients with their grocery choices and find healthier alternatives.

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How Many Medications Are Too Many?

The More Medications, The Merrier? Have you ever heard of the term “polypharmacy” before? When you break that word down you get “poly”, which means multiple, and “pharmacy”, which means medications. Polypharmacy is defined as the use of multiple drugs, or more than are medically necessary.1 Depending […]

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Diabetes, Insulin, and the Rising Cost of Therapy

According to a study from the CDC, the percent of patients taking both insulin and an oral medication increased between 1997 and 2011.

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New Generic Drugs Hitting the Market in 2019

A new group of generic medications are hitting the prescription drug market in 2019. At ScriptSave, we get a lot of questions about generic medications vs. brand name prescription drugs.

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Saturated Fat: An Enemy of Type 2 Diabetes Control

When most people think of a diet that leads to poor diabetes control, they may think of a diet high in carbs and sugar. While those types of food do impact your blood sugars, consuming too many saturated fats can be an enemy against diabetes control,too.

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Can You Get Pneumonia from The Pneumonia Vaccine?

With all of the news coverage about vaccines, it is important to equip yourself with the knowledge on what vaccines are, how they work, and why they don’t cause disease to make an informed decision on your health.

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Income and Medication Non-Adherence

Overall, the relationship between income and prescription fill rates at the pharmacy is much more complicated than low-income patients having decreased prescription adherence.

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Treatment for Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is most commonly caused by an autoimmune disorder which is when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues rather than infections.. If you’re struggling with hypothyroidism, there are prescription and natural treatment options available.

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What You Need to Know about Drug Interactions

If you take any prescription medications, you need to be aware of potential interactions. Here’s how you can protect yourself from dangerous drug interactions.

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Probiotics with Antibiotic Use

Bacteria in food might not sound like a good thing, but probiotics are good bacteria that mimic the natural bacteria you have in your gut. The bacteria that naturally occurs in the gut supports proper gastrointestinal health and digestion. Different strains of probiotics can also support other functions in the body such as reduce vaginal infections, prevent autoimmune disease, reduce urinary tract infection rate, and ease skin ailments.

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The 2019 Opioid Regulations

In October 2017, Acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Eric D. Hargan issued a statement declaring a nationwide public health emergency regarding the opioid crisis. The opioid epidemic in America has become a top priority in efforts to prevent opioid overuse.

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Causes (and Remedies) for Nocturnal Leg Cramps

Do you wake up in the middle of the night feeling as if your lower legs are paralyzed and cramped? Do your lower leg muscles feel as if they are hard to the touch and tight? If you experience these symptoms, you may have nocturnal leg cramps.

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Are Canadian Medications Legit?

Are Canadian medications legit? How are medications approved in Canada? Is it legal to buy prescription medications from Canada? The answers could surprise you.

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Tamiflu Cost vs. Benefit

Most patients have the misconception that Tamiflu will cure them of the flu, when in reality the medication works by reducing the number of days with flu like symptoms. There is not direct cure for the flu since it is a viral entity, like the common cold.

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Alternative Decongestants for Patients with High Blood Pressure

It’s allergy season and you can’t breathe the fresh air because your nose is congested and stuffed. You visit the pharmacy and purchase a box of Sudafed. Your pharmacist asks if you have a history of high blood pressure, and you answer “yes.” The pharmacist replies that she does not recommend Sudafed for you, but why?

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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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Activated Charcoal: Latest Health Fad, OTC Use and Misuse

With all the new diet and detoxification trends arising from celebrities and the media, it’s hard to know harmful from helpful. Activated charcoal has been portrayed as the new “magic bullet” for multiple health issues. Activated charcoal’s popularity is quickly spreading and turning up in supplements, juices, hangover remedies, face masks and even toothpastes. The media and celebrities promise it will reduce bloating, clear skin, whiten your teeth, and detox your organs for a healthier life. But does it work?

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Drug Recalls: A 3-Step Patient Guide

The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recalled over seven different products in December 2018 due to impurities, mislabeling, or performance defects. The FDA works closely with drug manufacturers to recall and remove any defective medications from the consumer market.  They also have laws that require organizations to contact patients subject to the recall.

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Cholesterol Drug Price Competition

In such a competitive cholesterol treatment market, manufacturers have been forced to make drastic cuts to their medication costs. Amgen lowered its product by 60%, followed by a 45-70% reduction from Regeneron. The price reductions occurred in response to the national consumer’s options to trial a multitude of more affordable options for cholesterol management, based on their clinical goals.

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Medical Uses for Marijuana

While the use of marijuana still remains illegal at the federal level, there are many states that have approved its medical use for qualifying individuals to treat certain conditions, and even fewer states have approved its recreational use.

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Do I Need a Flu Shot Booster?

With flu season upon us, make sure you pencil in a date to get your flu shot. You may wonder why this is so important, and why your healthcare providers are always asking whether you received it. Influenza (the flu) is a huge threat to public health. It has been shown that around 5 to 20 percent of the United States population get the flu during flu season.

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Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)

When winter rolls around, the holidays and the festivities that accompany the season follows suit. Turkey, the new year, and family, all of these jolly terms invoke the feeling of celebration and happiness. If you find yourself getting moody when the snow starts falling every year, do not fret. You are not alone. If you feel depressed during certain seasons, this is called seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

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It’s About The Patient

A difficult and complicated question to ask is what should patients look for in a healthcare professional? The solution is to observe their willingness to work with all your healthcare providers.

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Outlawing Pharmacy Gag Clauses

After the much anticipated release of the 2016 Gallup poll, which had Americans assign a rating of honesty and ethical standards in professions, Pharmacists found themselves in a top-three ranking for the 14th straight year.1 In last year’s poll however, it seems the general public’s opinion of pharmacists had shifted slightly. With increased news coverage and scrutiny over rising drug prices, it seemed harder for patients to be able to separate the practices of big pharmaceutical companies with the copay price that the pharmacists were asking for at the drug counter.

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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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Are You at Risk for Another Hospitalization?

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), occurs when your heart muscle doesn’t work as well as it should to pump blood. Some conditions, like narrowed arteries in your heart (coronary artery disease) or high blood pressure, gradually leave your heart too weak or stiff to pump efficiently. Most patients struggling with CHF usually present to the hospital with shortness of breath…

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Keeping an Eye on Your Diabetes Health

Roughly 415 million people across the world are affected with this disease. If you have diabetes, you should consider several things, such as lifestyle, medication adherence, and check-ups with your healthcare provider. These are important to make sure that your diabetes is controlled and doesn’t lead to a deterioration in your overall health.

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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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Healthcare and the Blockchain

From prevention of drug counterfeiting to managing data loss in natural disasters, startups across the country are using blockchain technology to fix problems that have plagued the healthcare system for decades.

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Rising Cost of Insulin? Here’s What You Can Do

Insulin plays an important role in managing patients with Diabetes Mellitus (DM). Patients with Type 1 DM have limited ability to produce endogenous insulin due to their pancreas’s inability to properly function. Patients with Type 2 DM can also have increased dependence on insulin therapy use as their disease state progresses.

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What You Need to Know about Morning Sickness

Morning sickness or nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) occurs in 70-80% of pregnant women.  In the United States, roughly 4 million women are affected each year. 

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Immunization Recommendations Have Changed for 2018-2019

With flu season right around the corner, what better time to talk about vaccines than right now?  We talk and hear about vaccines a lot, but what exactly is a vaccine, and which vaccine is right for you?

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Does Sunscreen Cause Cancer?

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 5 million Americans are treated with skin cancer each year. Overexposure of ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun is proven to be a major cause of skin cancer.

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Are You at Risk for a Fall?

Every year there are millions of falls occurring in the older population, aged 65 and older. About 1 out of 4 older people fall each year, with less than half reporting it to their doctor.

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Getting Enough Iodine When Eating a Heart Healthy Diet

You may be wondering, “Why do I need iodine in my salt or other food?” Iodine is an essential element our bodies need that we cannot produce on our own, and therefore need to get it from food sources. Iodine is needed to produce the thyroid hormone, which is important for bodily functions related to metabolism…

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How to Get Prescription Discounts

Chances are good that you are spending too much on your prescription medications. Every day we receive phone calls, emails, and comments on Facebook about the staggering prices people pay for the medications they need. People are struggling. We get it. That’s why we launched ScriptSave WellRx – to bring prescription savings to everyone.

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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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Employer Response to Preventive Care

Every year, employers are paying more to have their employees insured. A study on the annual growth rate of health care costs found that employers are experiencing 5%-to-6% increases in healthcare costs per year.

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Your Child’s Medication During School

In the United States, more than 263 million prescriptions are dispensed each year for pediatric patients. Chances are, your child may need to take their medications at school. If your child has a medication that they need to take during school hours, whether it is a long-term, short-term, or emergency medication, here are some helpful tips:

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Advances in Health Information Technology

Technology users are becoming savvier about the data they produce, which companies have access to the data, and how the data is being used. There are government regulations set in place for protecting your health information.

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The Dreaded “Donut Hole”

The Medicare coverage gap, better known as the “donut hole,” is a mystery to many, however there are thousands of people that it effects every year. Simply put, it is a gap in coverage of medications after a certain amount has been contributed.

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Stroke Prevention and Treatment

Nearly one-quarter of all U.S. deaths in 2016 we­­­re linked to heart disease, which refers to conditions involved in narrowing or blocking blood vessels, potentially leading to things like heart attack, chest pain, or stroke.

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Understanding Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a complex genetic disease that affects the lungs, digestive system, reproductive tract, and sweat glands. In the United States, roughly 30,000 people are living with cystic fibrosis, and another 1,000 are being diagnosed with the disease each year. Most CF patients are diagnosed by age two.

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Shingles: What Is It and How Do I Prevent It?

It’s likely you’ve heard about shingles, or may even know someone who has had the painful rash, but what exactly is shingles, and how can you prevent it? The varicella-zoster virus (VSV) causes two distinct forms of infection, chickenpox and shingles. It’s important to recognize how you can contract this virus and what you can do to protect against it.

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The Risk of Osteoporosis

Each year, millions of Americans, who may otherwise feel fine, are diagnosed with Osteoporosis. Developing osteoporosis puts people at higher risk for fractures, especially in the hips, spine, and wrists. Women are at much higher risk, with 10 percent of women age 50 and older affected by osteoporosis, compared with just two percent of men that age.

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Drug Therapy for Insomnia

Sleep is a precious commodity that everyone needs to function. Individual sleep needs are different; some people need a few extra hours while others need less. Some people are light sleepers, while others “sleep like logs.

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Guest Blog: Healthy Families and Savings or the Winter Season

With cold and flu season in full swing, there are a few ways I help prepare my family and home to prevent the spread of germs and build up our immunity as much as possible

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Guest Blog: 5 Ways to Live Healthier & Save Money Doing It

The New Year is the perfect time to make goals and be healthier. It seems easy enough on the surface, but the cost of your new clean & active life can add up quickly. From all those tempting ads for expensive exotic foods to the attractive boutique fitness classes, that nourishing new lifestyle can certainly come with a price-tag attached.

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Digital Journal: ScriptSave WellRx Interview

ScriptSave WellRx is disrupting the pharmaceutical industry by promoting price transparency with a free mobile app. Consumers rarely know what the “real” price is for their prescriptions. This now set to change and Dr. Marcus Sredzinski tells us how.

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Pharmacogenomics or Pharmacogenetics?

As with most things, when it comes selecting a drug regimen for the treatment of chronic disease, one size does not fit all. If you take medications, you may have wondered why that is the case. One reason is because of pharmacogenomics.

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Priced Out of Prescriptions

Millions of Americans with health insurance still pay out-of-pocket for medications. And the cost can reach hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year. But what many drugmakers and pharmacies don’t want you to know is that you could lower your medication costs, sometimes by as much as ten-times, by simply walking across the street to a competing pharmacy.

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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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Dry Eyes Holding You Back?

For many people, dry eyes may only be a minor inconvenience. But for those who experience chronic dry eyes, it can be a major problem, causing extreme discomfort. Left untreated, dry eye can have long term effects on your vision as well as your quality of life.

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Prescription Price Matters

If you’ve ever used a prescription price-check tool for an Rx savings program (like ScriptSave WellRx), only to have been told a different price when the time came to collect & pay for the prescription at the pharmacy, then the next few paragraphs are for you.

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Benefits of Shopping for Prescription Medication

Pharmacy prices can differ from store to store and should be treated like buying a car. Most people think of just going to the pharmacy closest to them instead of looking around for their medication. When in reality, it can differ by sometimes a significant amount.

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Prescription Discount Cards vs. Drug Coupons

What's the difference between prescription discount cards and drug coupons?

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Why Are Medications So Expensive?

It’s one of the most common questions we hear at ScriptSave: “Why are prescription medications so expensive?” With insurance deductibles going up, and insurance co-pays shrinking, drug prices are outpacing the inflation rate. So why do drug companies continue to charge exorbitant prices for medications?

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Saving Big Bucks on Prescription Drugs

We price compare for everything from shoes to SUV’s. So why not for medicine? Especially for those uninsured, there are way to save thousands a year. Shrinking your pill bill may start with a few clicks.

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Unlock Secret Savings on Prescription Medications

It’s a growing strain on our bottom line:  more Americans taking ever more prescribed medications and spending more of their income to do it. The toll is evident, as one in 10 of us can’t afford our medications and are simply going without.

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Getting the Most From Your Medications

The causes of non-adherence, when a patient either accidentally or knowingly does not take medications as prescribed, can be complex. Non-adherence is often the result of cost; patients who simply can’t afford their medications. However, good habits and a good understanding of the medication can also be a big part of adherence, and can help you stick to your medication schedule.

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Is Non-adherence a Non-option?

It’s a simple fact: drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them. The causes of non-adherence, when a patient either accidentally or knowingly does not take medications as prescribed, can be complex. Often it’s because patients can’t afford their medications.
Countless studies and surveys show a close relationship between high out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs and the rate of prescription abandonment, or non-adherence.

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Find the Best Prices on Your Prescription Drugs

ScriptSave WellRx has just completed a national price analysis of the biggest pharmacies, grocers, and retail chains, trying to uncover who has the lowest prices when it comes to prescription drugs.

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Pill Splitting? Do it Safely

Pill splitting refers to breaking a pill down to obtain a smaller amount of the whole pill. Your doctor can write a prescription that is usually double the dosage of what you should take in one day. You can then cut the pill in half, making the smaller dose that should actually be taken.

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The T’s in DiabeTes (Sound-Alike and Look-Alike Medications)

Sound-Alike/Look-Alike Medications are very important to identify and help reduce medication errors. There are several medications starting with the letter “T” that have become available to treat diabetes. This may lead to confusion among patients and physicians, so it’s important YOU understand how to safely recognize and use your diabetes medication.

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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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Honesty 1.01 | Always Ask, “What’s the Cash Price?”

Always ask, “What’s the Ca$h Price?”
Always show your ScriptSave WellRx card
The ScriptSave® WellRx Facebook page sees a lot of interaction…and we love getting questions. By far the most common questions and comments are those related to insurance.
“Can I use ScriptSave WellRx with my insurance?”
“How does it work if it’s not insurance?”
“I have insurance, so your card isn’t for me.”
For the record, not only is that last one a misconception, it’s also a fast-track to over-paying for your meds (and it’s the starting point for this blog post).

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GLP-1–Based Therapy for Diabetes: Newer Options to Consider

What a time to be a person with diabetes! These days there are more medications on the market than ever to help you control your diabetes. But how do you know which medication is right for you?
Of course you should always consult your physician or your local pharmacist for medical advice. However, here is some information about these new medications so that you don’t feel out of the loop.
Some of the current insulin medications that you are used to are Lantus, Humalog, and NovoLog. These medications deliver the hormone insulin to your blood so that insulin can tell your cells to take in more glucose. This keeps your blood sugar down.

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February is American Heart Month

February has been designated as American Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it — both at home and in the community. It’s a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health.

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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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ScriptSave WellRx :: Part of the 89%

Lowering prescription costs is what we do every day at ScriptSave® WellRx. In fact, the average savings rate among our members for 2016 was 45%, and some members even saw savings as much as 80%.
So, when we read a February 2017 press release from health network pioneers, PatientsLikeMe, citing the following stats, it certainly grabbed our attention:

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Physicians Mutual Insurance Company Transitions to ScriptSave® WellRx – Enhancing Collaborative Partnership with ScriptSave

We are happy to announce that Physicians Mutual will transition their current ScriptSave program to ScriptSave WellRx, a technology enabled prescription savings and management program. ScriptSave WellRx will not only deliver prescription discounts to Physicians Mutual’s Medicare Supplement, Life Insurance, and Annuity Insurance customers, it will also provide new tools that promote medication education and adherence. Customers will be equipped with a mobile app and website, which show medication prices at local pharmacies, provide helpful medication information and images, direct pharmacist support through “Ask a Pharmacist”, and reminder tools to promote adherence and wellness.

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Now Get Even Lower Prescription Prices with ScriptSave® WellRx!

With annual price tags topping $100,000 for some new drugs for cancer and rare diseases, many patients have not been able to afford their medicines. Massive price hikes on old products, like Mylan’s EpiPen emergency allergy injectors, have also left some patients struggling to afford their drugs.

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Birth Control Cost Set to Spike After Obamacare Repeal

The Affordable Care Act required insurance companies provide women with access to preventive services—which, includes everything from mammograms to cervical cancer screening, and includes birth control—with no cost-sharing. Under the ACA, this meant women did not have to pay up to $60 a month for the Pill or hundreds of dollars for an IUD.
Research from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that since 2012, there’s been a drop in what we’ve spent on retail drugs. Oral contraceptive pills account for 63 percent of that drop. In other words, prescription savings on the Pill totals more than half of all the money saved on drugs since the ACA was established.

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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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What’s In A Name? Brand Name vs. Generic

A brand name medication is the original product developed and researched by the manufacturing drug company. Before a new medication can go on the market, the drug company has to put it through rigorous testing to prove that the drug is effective and safe for human use. This can be a long and expensive process. Some drugs are in testing for years or even decades before getting approved.

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Struggling with Statins?

Why do I need a statin? Why are there so many with different names? Why did my doctor prescribe this brand name statin I can’t afford? What are the risks, side effects, and benefits of this medication? Why are they talking about cola-colored urine? If you’re like most people, you have thought of these questions leaving your doctor’s office or pharmacy and might have forgotten to ask. You’re in the right place.

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How Do Prescription Discount Cards Work?

Are you spending too much on your prescription medications? It’s staggering, we get it. There are a lot of companies in the discount prescription space, so who do you trust? How do prescription saving cards work? We hope this will help explain how it works and how you can save on your medications.

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The Latest News on Statins

If you’re over 40, your doctor may talk with you about adding a statin to prevent heart disease. Statins (like Crestor, Zocor and Lipitor) are a class of medications that lower cholesterol levels. The US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF), a government-backed group that establishes health recommendations, is now suggesting that statins be used for the primary prevention of heart disease in adults.

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Safety Study on Arthritis Drug Celebrex Surprises Heart Doctors

If you struggle with arthritis pain, chances are you’ve tried a variety of anti-inflammatory medications for pain relief. While drugs falling into the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory category (NSAIDs) can help, they often come with gastrointestinal side effects. A major 10-year study has shown that Celebrex (generic name, Celecoxib) may not have the same side effects of […]

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Pharmacogenomics – Finding the Right Medication for You

Pharmacogenomics is a form of personalized medicine where “one size does not fit all.” By using your personal genetic makeup, it may be possible to see how well you respond to a medication and then make adjustments to your medication regimen as needed. Utilizing this method takes out the guess work where prescribers may try multiple medications before finding one that works best for the patient.

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Z-Pak or no Z-Pak? That is the Question!

Common cold got you down? Are you sneezing and blowing your nose day and night? Are your coworkers and family sick, and now it seems like it is finally your turn? You might be thinking of going to the clinic for azithromycin (Z-Pak) to cure your ills, but that might not be such a good idea.

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ScriptSave® WellRx Featured on The Balancing Act®

ScriptSave WellRx, a prescription savings and adherence program that provides up to an 80% discount on both generic and name brand prescription medications and an innovative “Ask a Pharmacist” feature, was recently showcased on The Balancing Act morning show airing on Lifetime®.

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Are You Taking Your Medications the Right Way?

Taking your medications as prescribed on long-term basis requires commitment and organization. Taking your medications as indicated by your doctor is extremely important for your continued health. Medications are given to you in the strength that is best suited to treat your medical condition. Here are some general medication facts to help you take your medications safely and effectively.

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ADHD Treatment

There’s no known cure for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a common disorder that often starts in childhood, but is sometimes not diagnosed until adulthood. It is important for parents to remember that ADHD can be successfully managed. There are many treatment options, so parents should work closely with everyone involved in the child’s life—healthcare providers, therapists, teachers, and family members.
For children 6 years of age and older, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends both behavior therapy and medication as good options, preferably both together. For young children (under 6 years of age) with ADHD, behavior therapy is recommended as the first line of treatment, before medication is tried. Good treatment plans will include close monitoring of whether and how much the treatment helps the child’s behavior, and making changes as needed along the way. You can learn more

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Do You Have Asthma or COPD? Meet Your Lifesaver

Asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) are the most common breathing conditions that require the use of inhalers, either a rescue inhaler or controller inhaler based on their purpose.

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How to Dispose of Medications Safely

It’s important to properly dispose of unused medication as soon as possible. Learn about drug take back programs and other options available for safe disposal.

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How Much Tylenol is Too Much?

There are many over the counter pain medications often taken to treat minor aches and pains. One of the most frequently purchased pain medicines is Tylenol, which is also known by its common generic name, acetaminophen. You may also see acetaminophen abbreviated as APAP on certain medication labels.

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The Impact of Medication Therapy Management (MTM)

In the past decade MTM services have grown immensely and many patients are now qualifying and participating in these services. Patients qualify depending on the number of medications and chronic conditions that they have. When patients receive this phone call to go over their medications, some are initially wary if this is a scam but many patients do not understand that is actually a benefit provided to them on behalf of their insurance plan to ensure there are no problems with their

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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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Fighting Off Rising Medication Prices

Nancy went to the pharmacy to pick up her medications and was shocked when she heard her total was $211 for her medications. It has become more and more difficult to put the words “affordable” and “healthcare” in the same sentence. Prescription medications composed 16.7% of all U.S. healthcare spending in 2015.

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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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ScriptSave Launches Mobile App to Put Prescription Savings Directly into Hands of Consumers for Better Health

ScriptSave, which provides prescription savings solutions and cards for the uninsured, underinsured, and insured, has launched a new mobile health application, ScriptSave® WellRx, to put prescription savings directly into the hands of consumers.

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