In 2017, the average retail cost of 260 generic drugs widely used by older adults for chronic conditions was $365 for a year of therapy, compared with $6,798 for brand-name
A generic medicine is the same as a brand-name
medicine in dosage, safety, effectiveness, strength, stability, and quality, as well as in the way it is taken and the way it should be used.
Sacks, M.D., M.P.H., from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues estimated the additional cost of prescribing brand-name
combination medications instead of generic constituents in a retrospective analysis for 2011 through 2016 for Medicare part D beneficiaries prescribed 29 brand-name
offers an international brand-name
mail-order program, directly to consumers.
(1) How commonly are brand-name
medications used when a generic version is available?
In the setting of tiered copayments in typical pharmacy benefit designs, initiating a generic versus a brand-name
statin seems to be associated with lower out-of-pocket costs, improved adherence to therapy, and improved clinical outcomes," the researchers concluded (Ann.
The latest litigation involves allegations that brand-name
drug makers are refusing to sell product samples to generic-drug companies for bioequivalence testing--testing that determines whether the generic version of a drug is the exact replica of the brand-name
Schwarz Pharma, Inc., Julie Demahy alleged that she had sustained neurological harm from taking a generic version of Reglan, a heartburn medication, and that the brand-name
manufacturer was liable for it.
In fact, only 9% claimed not to buy store brands because they felt that the quality or taste was inferior to the brand-name
For ACE inhibitors and ARBs, 90% of the variation in costs was due to the use of brand-name
ARBs, which had no generic equivalents during the study period.
Medicaid's net costs for brand-name
drugs have increased less than inflation lately because drug makers paid rebates to states, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general's office.
We found that the average U&C price for the commonly used brand-name
prescription drugs we reviewed increased about 6 percent per year from January 2000 through January 2007.
* Do not authorize the pharmacy to switch patients from a brand-name
antiepileptic drug to a generic without your approval.
You may find that many generic products, although cheaper, just can't match the quality of their brand-name