Inside Rx Provides Savings On Influenza Medications

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Inside Rx today announced that it is now offering better pricing on the brand and generic versions of Tamiflu® (oseltamivir phosphate) to help Americans affected by what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called the worst recorded influenza season in almost a decade. Launched last year by Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX), the Inside Rx SM prescription savings program can provide deeper savings to people who pay full-list price for prescription medications.

Working with the manufacturer, Genentech, Inside Rx is offering savings of up to 25 percent on brand-name Tamiflu, and through its network of 40,000 pharmacies, will offer a discount of up to 28 percent on generics as compared to their respective cash prices for eligible patients. 

"The addition of Tamiflu and generic oseltamivir phosphate to the catalog of discounted medications available through Inside Rx is another example of the meaningful value we can provide to Americans who pay out-of-pocket for their medications," said Inside Rx CEO Leslie Achter. "Having affordable access to a medication like Tamiflu during this severe flu season can make a difference for people who have an increased risk for flu complications."

According to the CDC, more than six percent of the country currently has the flu, and the virus is spreading rapidly, with 48 states and Puerto Rico showing high activity. In addition, they anticipate several more weeks of this flu season.

Dan Jernigan, M.D., M.P.H, director of the CDC's Influenza Division, recently stated: "For treatment, CDC recommends prompt treatment with flu antiviral drugs for people who are very sick with flu symptoms or people who are at high risk of developing serious flu complications when they get the flu."

To benefit from these discounts users simply need to download the free discount card from insiderx.com, or via GoodRx.com/brand, and present it at one of the 40,000 participating pharmacies located across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. These include national chains such as Kroger ® Family of Pharmacies, CVS ® and Walgreens ®. There is no membership fee to benefit from the savings offered through Inside Rx, which also partners with GoodRx to connect patients with savings at the pharmacy.

About TamifluTamiflu is a prescription medicine used to treat the flu (influenza) in people 2 weeks of age and older who have had flu symptoms for no more than 2 days. Tamiflu can also reduce the chance of getting the flu in people 1 year and older.
  • Tamiflu does not prevent bacterial infections that may happen with the flu.
  • Tamiflu is not recommended for people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who are not receiving dialysis.
  • Tamiflu is not a substitute for an annual flu vaccination.
  • Do not take Tamiflu if you are allergic to oseltamivir phosphate or any of the ingredients in Tamiflu.

Important Safety Information
  • If you have an allergic reaction or a severe rash with Tamiflu, stop taking it and contact your doctor right away. This may be very serious
  • People with the flu, particularly children and adolescents, may be at an increased risk of seizure, confusion, or abnormal behavior early during their illness
  • Let your doctor know if you are pregnant, nursing, have heart problems, breathing problems, a weakened immune system (immunocompromised), kidney problems or other medical conditions as Tamiflu may not be right for you
  • Also tell your doctor about any medications you are taking or if you've received a nasal-spray flu vaccine in the past two weeks
  • The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, headache and pain

Please see the Tamiflu full Prescribing Information for complete important safety information.

Patients are encouraged to report side effects to Genentech by calling 1-888-835-2555 or to the FDA by visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch or calling 1-800-FDA-1088.

About Inside RxHeadquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, Inside Rx provides affordable access to prescription medication for the uninsured and those navigating the changing healthcare landscape.

Powered by our parent company, Express Scripts, and working collaboratively across the pharmacy supply chain, Inside Rx delivers access to a broad list of branded medications that treat many common, chronic health conditions.

Visit www.insiderx.com, or follow us @Inside_Rx on Twitter, to learn more.

Media Contact: Jennifer Luddy(908) 794-9226 jennifer_luddy@express-scripts.com

Ann SmithCoyne Public Relations(973) 588-2385 asmith@coynepr.com

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