Brand-name prescription drugs vs cheaper generics - KMSP-TV

Brand-name prescription drugs vs cheaper generics

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Be careful what you ask for when you ask your doctor for a specific medication.

According to a new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association, about 4 in every 10 physicians said they prescribe brand name drugs simply because patients ask for them even when cheaper generics would be appropriate.

Fox Medical Expert, Dr. Archelle Georgiou, explains the difference between brand and generic drugs.

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