WDSU On Call: Generic Drugs

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WDSU On Call: Generic Drugs

We’ve all been asked the same question when dropping off a prescription at the pharmacy: “Would you like brand or generic?”  Debbie Simonson, Ochsner Assistant Vice President of Pharmacy, joins us to explain the difference between the two and tell us why generic drugs are just as good and effective as the brand name. She also explains how generic drugs are sold at a significantly reduced price and the types of approval and standards do generic drugs have to meet.

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