The Pros And Cons Of Prescription Drugs

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Lori Chordas claims in her viewpoint that the production of generic versions of prescription drugs cuts the price of medication notably. Brand names can cost from thirty to eighty percent more than generic versions of the same medication. More Americans are recognizing the savings associated with buying generic brands instead of brand name. Generic drugs made up sixty five percent of prescription drugs distributed in 200 according to IMS Health. Due to patent expiration, many brand name drugs are soon going to have generic forms. Brand name costs anywhere from nineteen dollars to fifty dollars per pill whereas a generic pill can cost up to around seven dollars per pill. While the more expensive original version of medication can increase
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