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Faced with competition, some pharmaceutical companies are cutting deals with insurance companies to favor their brand-name products over cheaper generics. Insurers pay less, but sometimes consumers pay more.
It's standard advice for consumers: If you are prescribed a medicine, always ask if there is a cheaper generic.Nathan Taylor, a 3-D animator who lives outside Houston, has tried to do that with all his medications. But when he fills his monthly prescription for Adderall XR to treat his attention-deficit disorder, his insurance company refuses to cover the generic.…
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Take the Generic Drug, Patients Are Told - Unless Insurers Say No