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Consumers have been told by insurers again and again that if they want cheaper prices for prescription drugs, they need to order them in bulk from mail-order pharmacies. And typically, it works out that way. Sometimes, however, the prices reveal how...
Premium Health News ServiceHOW SWEET IT'S NOT: SUGARY DRINKS TAKE A TOLL ON HEALTH In case you haven't heard, imbibing too many sugary soft drinks is bad for you. Now we know just how bad. Sweetened sodas, sports drinks, and fruit drinks may be the cause of 25,000 deaths per...
Q. Recently, my insurance company switched my cholesterol medication from Lipitor to generic atorvastatin. Are generic medications as good as brand-name drugs? A. You can take your generic medications with the same confidence that you take the brand-name...
Millions of people take statin drugs to lower their cholesterol. But the medications may also interfere with the positive effects of exercise in some patients, according to a small study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology....
I learned recently about two prescription drugs I'd never heard of before — not from my doctor, but from TV commercials. Axiron is applied like deodorant — under your arm. Well, under the arm of a man who has low testosterone and has been...
Q: My doctor just prescribed atorvastatin (Lipitor) for high cholesterol. The instructions said: "Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking this medication." I love grapefruit. Do I need to avoid it completely? A: Like you, I love...
Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va.CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A powerful narcotic was the No. 1 prescribed drug among Medicare patients in West Virginia for 2010, and a Charleston neurologist was the top prescriber in the state. State doctors wrote 402,159 hydrocodone-acetaminophen...
Question: I have been on medications for my cholesterol but, so far, the improvement has not been enough. Now, my doctor wants to start me on Niacin. I have read a little about this but am worried about the possible side effects. Can you tell more about...
If your insurance has ever stopped covering a prescription drug or you don’t have coverage at all, you know how quickly costs can mount. Americans spent, on average, $758 out of pocket for medication in 2012, according to a recent Consumer Reports...
If you take Lipitor, Actos, or Lexapro, new generics of these and other big-name drugs could be a real money saver. But are you saving as much as you should? Consumer Reports has discovered just because you're buying a generic drug doesn't mean you're...
Q: Now that I'm nearing divorce court (in large part due to sexual difficulties), I was dismayed by the response to a person inquiring about finasteride (Proscar). I have every single side effect in your answer. I have not taken Proscar for some time. I...
Q: I hate having to get up three or four times a night to urinate. Around 3 or 4 in the morning, I have trouble getting back to sleep. I have discovered that when I take ibuprofen for post-exercise soreness, I am much less likely to be awakened by my...
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