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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...
Tags: Consumers, Aetna Inc., Insurance, Statins (drugs), CVS Corp.
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...
Autoblog.comFiled under: Etc., Safety, Diesel Before you head to the pharmacy to refill your Lipitor prescription, check this out. The American Heart Association's journal on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology has concluded that high levels of...
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...
Tags: Medicines, Consumers, Plavix (drug), Asthma, Lexapro (drug)
An explosion of cheap generic substitutes for widely used prescription drugs last year helped drive the first decline in pharmaceutical spending in the U.S. in nearly six decades. Drug makers often lament what they call the patent cliff, which is when...
What makes Viagra so interesting? On Monday, my colleague Chad Terhune wrote about Pfizer’s plan to begin selling its little blue pills directly to patients on the company’s website. And within a couple of hours, the story was listed among ...
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...
Tags: Consumers, Walmart, Plavix (drug), Lexapro (drug), Asthma
Bob Toomajian worked for 16 years as Kaiser Permanente's drug purchasing manager for Southern California, giving him an insider's knowledge of how medications are priced before reaching consumers. When it comes to patented name-brand drugs, he told me,...
If you've lived in Florida for any length of time — like prior to noon yesterday — you probably know that our state is an ethical cesspool. Special interests funnel money to legislators. Legislators write the laws the way the interests ask....
Los Angeles TimesIt’s been known for a long time that eating grapefruit and taking certain prescription oral medications — including the cholesterol drugs atorvastatin, lovastatin and simvastatin as well as some cancer and heart drugs — don’t mix. ...
A manufacturer of a popular cholesterol-reducing medication has recalled more than 40 batches of the product after warning that they may contain small particles of glass. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. says it is calling back bottles of its 10-, 20- and...
KTLA NewsNEW JERSEY (KTLA) -- A generic form of the cholesterol lowering drug Lipitor has been recalled after some batches were found to contain pieces of glass. Indian pharmaceutical company Ranbaxy announced the voluntary recall on their website Friday,...
May 31, 2013 |Column| Los Angeles Times
May 28, 2013 |Story| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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Oct 27, 2012 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
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