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Heads up on generic drugs

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This page has long supported the substitution of generic drugs for name-brand medicine as a way to curb health costs. Our support has been based on the supposition — made by the government — that the active ingredients in generics were identical in quantity and quality to costlier name-brand drugs, and thus produce identical results. But the situation appears to have changed with the development of so-called extended-release medicines, and the government is reportedly taking ...


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