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Is your generic drug safe to use? Check out this NY Times opinion article.

Is your generic drug safe to use? Check out this NY Times opinion article. Many of you who regularly fill prescriptions are taking a generic drug that is supposed to be interchangeable with the name-brand drug.  Generics can save you a lot of money but are they as safe as you believe? In America, we are accustomed to taking a pill for whatever ails us. Regardless of whether this is good for us is a different conversation altogether. For pain, chiropractic offers better solutions than pain pills. For many other health conditions, people depend on generics as less expensive substitutes Read More »

Generic drug prices and insurance; some drugs cost more when you use your insurance according to a NY Times investigation.

Generic drugs and insurance; some drugs cost more when you use your insurance according to a NY Times investigation. In our very complicated healthcare system, we rely on insurance companies to pay a portion of our bills for us and to negotiate fees. Currently, drug prices continue to escalate due to drug manufacturers price hikes as well as wholesalers and PBM’s (pharmacy benefit managers) such as express scripts. Their business model of rebates and profits are inflationary, confusing and are not necessarily helpful in today’s health environment. The cost of tests such as an MRI are maintained by insurance companies through their negotiated contracts, Read More »