Study: Brand name-only Rxs drive up health care costs

03/28/2011 | Drug Store News

Doctors' prescriptions that do not allow generic substitution cost the U.S. health care system up to $7.7 billion each year, according to a study published in the American Journal of Medicine. Patients are 50% to 60% less likely to fill new prescriptions for expensive brand-name drugs than for generic drugs, the study found.

View Full Article in:

Drug Store News

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Program Coordinator/Lecturer for the Regulatory Science program
Johns Hopkins University
Washington, DC
Santa Ana, CA
Senior Financial Analyst - Growing Manager Care Health Org
Fallon Community Health Plan
Worcester, MA
Senior or Principal Consultant
PAREXEL International
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide
Chief Executive Officer
UCare Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN