If a doctor has diagnosed you or a loved one with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) -- like Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or diverticulitis -- he may suggest a low-residue diet.
Never heard of it? The basic idea is that you'll eat foods that are easy to digest and you'll limit those that aren't.
NeedyMeds can fill you in on more than 2,400 drug aid programs. You can find out which help pay for each type of biologic used to treat Crohn's disease. NeedyMeds also provides a list of state-sponsored programs and discount drug cards.
In general, when your doctor prescribes a drug or you buy one without a prescription, choosing a generic version can save you money. This is because when a drug maker's patent expires, another company can produce a generic version of the drug without paying the early costs to research and create it. These drugs have the same active ingredients, but they cost less.