Do Americans Use Generic Drugs?

  1. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Do Americans Use Generic Drugs?

  2. Jen's Solitude profile image87
    Jen's Solitudeposted 8 years ago

    Yes, all the time.  Most insurance companies prefer generics, as they are much cheaper. Our insurance coverage, for example, charges no deductible if we use a generic version.

    Other insurance policies insist a generic be used if available.

    Those on tight incomes have found generics to be a life saver, as compared to prices of non-generic medications.

    I have never felt a generic drug was not as good as a name brand drug, but others would disagree and so will not use generic drugs. I use generics when ever possible.

    Once in a while a doctor will even state, "no substitutes" so that a generic version is not filled by the pharmacy.

    So generics are used, although as with everything else, there are exceptions.