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28 March 2011

Doctors won’t prescribe generics

Patients are less likely to fill prescriptions when their doctors specify that generics can't be substituted for brand name drugs, according to a new study.

Patients are less likely to fill prescriptions when their doctors specify that generics can't be substituted for brand name drugs, according to a new study.

He added, "it's really hard for either patients or doctors to anticipate the cost of the medication when the patient goes to the pharmacy."

 

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