Prescription Drugs Cost and Coverage Directory
Consumers often pay more for brand-name medicines than generic medicines. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about prescription drugs cost and coverage, Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, the cost of prescription drugs, and more.
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans
WebMD explains Medicare Part D, the prescription drug plan for Medicare recipients, including what plans cover, what they cost, and if and when to enroll.
Reducing Medication Costs-Topic Overview
How can I lower my medication costs? A good place to start is to look at making some changes in your lifestyle that might help reduce your need for medications. Many chronic illnesses, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and low back pain, require fewer medications if you can increase your activity level, lose weight, and improve your diet. For some people who have type 2 diabetes, simple ...
Prescription Medicines-Minor Tranquilizers and Sleeping Pills
Minor tranquilizers (such as Valium, Librium, Xanax, and Tranxene) and sleeping pills (such as Dalmane, Restoril, and Ambien) are widely prescribed. However, these drugs can cause problems, including memory loss, addiction, and injuries from falls caused by drug - induced unsteadiness.Minor tranquilizers can be effective for short periods of time. However, long - term use is often of limited value
Prescription Medicines-Health Tools
Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Insomnia: Should I take sleeping pills? ...
Online and Mail-Order Medicine: How to Buy Safely
Buying medicine online or through a mail-order pharmacy is convenient and, in most cases, economical. But is it safe?
How Far Would You Go for Cheaper Drugs?
Thousands of Americans are crossing the border to get the best deal on their prescriptions.
Direct-to-Consumer Drug Ads Come Under Fire
Direct-to-consumer, or DTC, advertisements for prescription drugs may negatively impact the doctor/patient relationship.
Cracking the Secret
Drug companies offer a variety of patient assistance programs, but finding out about them, and learning whether you qualify, is often difficult.