SPOTLIGHT: Why generics aren't always best


Generics do save money, and in some cases they're just as effective as the more expensive name-brand drug. But sometimes, forcing physicians to prescribe a less-expensive drug may be penny-wise and pound foolish, according to one physician. After all, patients react to drugs in unpredictable ways, and once a physician finds drugs that work for them, forcing a switch could cause unneeded problems, he says. Article

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