How much does Viagra cost? How much does generic Viagra cost? $1, $3, $40 or $80?

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How much does Viagra cost? How much does generic Viagra cost? $1, $3, $40 or $80?

The phone rang, and the caller had an important message: People are being asked to pay high prices for generic Viagra, the erectile dysfunction drug, which has gone off patent and is available in generic form. The differences can be startling, the caller said: $3 a pill or $40? (I’m not naming the caller, who […]

What’s the most popular drug in your state: Viagra, Truvada, Chantix?

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Summary: What’s the prescription drug that’s most searched for on Google in your state? Look here: a fascinating tale of who’s looking to kick smoking with Chantix (Montana, North Dakota, Iowa) or have an erection  with Viagra (California) or lower blood pressure with Exforge (Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina. Utah: Nuvaring contraceptives. And New York? Truvada, […]

Buying birth-control pills (and other medications) online and overseas

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People trying to save money on birth-control pills and other medications may look at online pharmacies — or at buying overseas (or across the border). Online pharmacies — to use, or not to use? We thought online pharmacies might be an important player. But most of the women we spoke with about buying birth-control pills […]