Doctors promote use of Name Brand Drugs over Generics

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    It really depends on the drug. I take thyroid meds, and have found huge differences in the efficacy of generic versus name brand drugs. I actually take the generic version (levothyroxin) of the drug Synthroid because I think it is slightly stronger.

    Similarly, there can be big differences between the effectiveness of a name brand and a generic. People really have to go on a case-by-case basis because there can be big differences between the generic and the name brand.
     
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    You really don't want to get me started on this. I just got back after surgery for skin cancer and in sorting through the statement there was a $70.35 charge for "kit." When I called and asked what the kit was they said it consisted of flesh colored tape, gauze, and ointment that was sent home with me so I could change the dressing. Silly me. I thought that somehow it would have been included in in the $5K plus the surgery cost. I wonder if I got the generic version...
     

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