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Drug Costs and Drug Quality

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Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York

Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(2):261-262. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-81-2-261
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Controversy about the relative merits of brand-name and generic prescription is nothing new. For years advocates of generic prescription have argued that generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name forms of the same drugs, whereas most physicians have aligned themselves with the pharmaceutical industry in the belief that brand-name drugs are more reliable than the generic drugs and that saving money at the cost of quality is a bad bargain.

What is different about recent discussions, however, is the availability of data on both cost and quality, rather than simply the ex cathedra expositions of earlier times. Enough studies have now



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