Pay less for drugs by asking your doctor if there’s an older pill that works the same.
- “If there is no generic version of a brand-name drug you’re taking, ask your doctor about a therapeutic substitute or an older drug in the same category. A drug that has been on the market for more than 10 years will almost always have a generic version available.”
This is also a good idea if you’re one of those kooky people who don’t like to be part of the wide-release guinea pig project. Cup o’ Vioxx, anyone? — BEN POPKEN