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Are Generic Drugs As Good As The Real Thing?

It’s one of healthcare’s greatest bargains: Nearly 88 percent of prescriptions written in the U.S. in 2014 were for knock-offs of brand-name drugs, sold at a fraction of the price. And for the most part, consumers don’t lose anything in the deal. “Even though generics aren’t perfect replicas, the FDA is really on top of evaluating them and ensuring that the ones it approves have the same active ingredients and absorb in the bloodstream just as if a person were taking the brand name,” says Mario Rocci, PhD, president of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Three things you should do before filling your next prescription:

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