Top 10 Most Common Generic Medications

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1. Atorvastatin (Lipitor) Drug Class: Statins 30-Day Price*: $10/All Strengths 90-Day Price*: $20/All Strengths Atorvastatin (Lipitor) is a statin used to treat high cholesterol.  Before its release as generic atorvastatin in 2011, it was considered the top drug by sales for most of the previous decade.  It is still one of the most commonly prescribed statins.  …

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Generic Medicine vs. Name Brand: A Pharmacist’s Point of View

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There has always been a debate about choosing brand name drugs and generic drugs throughout my pharmacy career. Is a brand name drug more effective than a generic? Do generic drugs cause more side effects? While there is a place for both in the world of pharmacy, my world stays focused on generics. As a…

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