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Archive for June, 2009

Need to Share User Experience

June 23, 2009 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medtipster

Recently PharmaSueAnn received an e-mail from a Medtipster user to say Thank You for helping her save so much money. The user was looking for amlodipine and found it for $15.00 for a 90-day supply on Medtipster – she also told me that she had gotten prices from pharmacies in her area between $62 and $75 for the same prescription. Thank you to our Medtipster user for sharing her story.

Do You Have Questions About Generics!

June 23, 2009 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medtipster, Prescription Savings

A recent survey out of California indicates that about 30% of “… respondents did not know or believe that generics have the same active ingredients and effectiveness as brand name drugs.”

Generics can a be a cost effective opportunity to lower you overall health care costs. If you are uncertain if a generic is right for you. PharmaSueAnn says: Contract you local neighborhood pharmacist to discuss your personal needs.

Keep your searches private

June 02, 2009 By: Lior Category: Medtipster

An easy way to keep your prescription drug searches private, is to use our secure server at That way any information from you to us is secure and private from prying eyes. The key is that little ‘s‘  just after the HTTP in the address.

This feature is still being tweaked so be nice, but we would love to hear what you think.

Generic Drugs $ave Billions

June 02, 2009 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medtipster, Prescription Savings

You can save money on generics too!!!

A recent analysis from the Generic Pharmaceutical Association revealed that generic drugs saved the U.S. healthcare system more the $734 Billion dollars in the last decade.

Don’t miss out on the savings, look for generic savings and therapeutic generic alternatives to your Brand Name drugs. It is as simple as 1-2-3 at Medtipster.

How Much Can You Save!

June 02, 2009 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medtipster, Prescription Savings

Want to save money on your prescriptions? Take my challenge and let me know how much you save.

In the spirit of sharing, I have to admit that I was taking a “Brand Name” cholesterol drug in the statin class. And switching to a generic statin drug found on Medtipster – I will save over $500.00 in co-payments this year.

And with the assistance of the therapeutic alternatives option on Medtipster, you can save too.

Please share your savings stories with me.

PharmaSue Ann

Sharing Not Always a Good Thing

June 02, 2009 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medicine Advice, Medtipster

As children our mothers taught us to share with others. Well not everything can be shared. I just read an article about people sharing Insulin and other medications – this is not a good way to share. Taking your medication every other day or once daily instead of twice a day or cutting tablets in half is dangerous. Please contact your doctor if you are having trouble obtaining your medications – many therapeutic alternatives are available, you just need to ask.

Generic Discount Drug Programs

June 02, 2009 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medtipster, Prescription Savings

It pays to shop around – but who has time. Many pharmacies have discount generic programs and I see new programs all the time. Although the lists are similar they are not the same with differences in prices ~ drugs ~ strengths ~ and quantities. To simplify the process and same time and money visit We have compiled it all for you in a simple 1-2-3 search.

Take your medication

June 02, 2009 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medicine Advice, Medtipster

I feel like “Simon Say’s”, PharmaSueAnn “says” to take your medication – it is important.

Do Not Skip Doses
Do Not Stop Taking Your Medications

If you cannot afford your medication co-payments contact your doctor and confide in them – cost effective alternatives are available most of the time.

How Do You Spell Donut – Doughnut?

June 02, 2009 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medtipster

However you want to spell it really makes no difference to people on Medicare Part D. Times are tough and the “hole” fondly know as the donut/doughnut spells disaster for many seniors. Let us help you! Many brand name medications have therapeutic alternatives that have generics on the $4 type Generic Discount Lists. Do not hesitate to talk with your doctor about it.

Therapeutic Alternatives

June 02, 2009 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medtipster, Prescription Savings

What is a Therapeutic Alternative and How do they work with the $4 Type Discount Programs?

Let’s start from the beginning, therapeutic alternatives are drugs that provide the same effect but are chemically different from one another. If you are considering a therapeutic alternative to your current medication you will need to discuss the change with your doctor and get a new prescription.

Many brand name drugs have therapeutic alternatives available. In reviewing the Top 50 prescribed drugs many were identified as having possible therapeutic alternatives.

Example of brand name drugs with generic therapeutic alternatives – some of the alternatives are available on the $4 Discount Programs:

Imitrex Oral

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