Tag: prescription

Before you sign up and pay any money for health insurance or discount plans, check out all the available options — and any claims they make about coverage. Some people who call you up promoting a way for you to save could be pitching a scam.

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Information about the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan is in the news just about every day. If you're considering signing up for one of the plans being offered, chances are you are gathering lots of information about your drugs, your drug...

If you're uninsured and looking for health care, be aware that offers for medical discount plans are probably scams.

Many companies take advantage of consumers by advertising these plans as health insurance when, in fact, they are not....

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a medical condition. Treatments are available from health care professionals. But scammers also are out there pushing phony cures. If a product is advertised as effective for treating ED, and no prescription is...

A thief may use your name or health insurance numbers to see a doctor, get prescription drugs, file claims with your insurance provider, or get other care. If the thief’s health information is mixed with yours, your treatment, insurance and...

Prescription drugs can be pricey, especially if you’re juggling several prescriptions. Buying generic drugs can be one way to save money. Generics have the same active ingredients as the brand-name drugs they’re based on. They cost 20 percent to...

All contact lenses — even purely cosmetic ones — require a prescription.

Anyone who sells you lenses without your prescription is selling them illegally. That’s important because contacts that don’t fit can cause serious eye problems....

My prescription drug costs are pretty high. A friend said she saves money by taking generics. She says they're just as good. Is she right?

Generic drugs are as effective and safe as the brand-name drugs they’re based on. They have the same...

Millions of Americans wear glasses or contact lenses. And they have many choices in how, where, and from whom to buy their prescription eyewear: providers such as optometrists, ophthalmologists, and dispensing opticians, and sellers such as...