It is becoming more and more common for a doctor to prescribe a branded drug and have the actual prescription switched to a generic by the insurer or pharmacy. Here is an article and survey on the situation.
Have you had a drug switched to a so-called generic equivalent? If so, do you feel they truly are equivalent? Questions are being raised about many drugs known to exhibit a narrow therapeutic index (NTI), such as levothyroxine, warfarin, and digoxin - drugs that many of us take. Coumadin seems to be especially sensitive to variation in brands in my experience!
What is your story? What has your doctor said?
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