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We have good news for you: generic Cialis, used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) and enlarged prostates, just hit pharmacies. Prices for the generic, known as tadalafil, are more than 50% less than those of brand-name Cialis. And that’s a welcome update considering higher doses of Cialis can cost almost $2000 for 30 tablets. As… Read More

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Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide and is a major risk factor for not only lung cancer but heart disease and stroke. But how risky is it, really? Current smokers are two to three times more likely to die from heart disease and two times more likely to die from stroke… Read More

Wellbutrin is one of the most popular drugs to treat depression, but it comes in two versions— Wellbutrin SR and Wellbutrin XL—that are not interchangeable. They actually have different strengths, uses and side effects. Here’s what you need to know.     What are Wellbutrin SR and Wellbutrin XL? Both and are antidepressants used to… Read More

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Migraines, sensitivity to touch, fatigue and pain all over…that’s what folks with fibromyalgia deal with. For a long time, patients and doctors were frustrated that there were no definitive solutions for this often unbearable condition. Well, researchers looked into what people were doing to treat their pain—from meditation and exercise to prescription drugs—and published what… Read More

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“I don’t need to worry about drug prices. I have insurance!”   At GoodRx, we hear people say this all the time. After all, isn’t that what health insurance is for? You pay your premium and then insurance pays for your medical bills. Right? If you use GoodRx, you probably already know that prescription drug… Read More

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Just recently, the FDA created the LPAD initiative to accelerate the approval of antibacterial and antifungal drugs used to treat rare infections, and this September, the first drug under this initiative was approved—Arikayce. Arikayce is used to treat a rare condition called MAC lung disease, caused by Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) bacteria commonly found in… Read More

In 2000, measles was finally declared eradicated from the US thanks to a mass vaccination campaign. Vaccinations were up and measles cases were down by 99%. Now, the opposite trend is occurring. Vaccination rates are declining, and measles outbreaks have happened as recently as 2015. Today, we have two vaccines to protect against measles: the… Read More

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Millions have listened to the new podcast series, “Dr. Death,” about a surgeon with a penchant for botching procedures and leaving patients crippled—or worse, dead. And I’ve been hearing concerns from my own patients with the question, “How do I know my surgeon isn’t a Dr. Death?”     As a physician, I, like you,… Read More

Even as US health officials set their sights on eradicating HIV, fills for the revolutionary HIV prevention drug Truvada have sharply declined since 2015 as patients face surging prices, poor coverage, insurance biases and skeptical doctors.     Introduced in 2012, Truvada for PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a mixture of two medications, emtricitabine and tenofovir,… Read More