Generic drug substitution laws vary greatly across US

State laws regarding generic drug and interchangeable biologic substitutions vary widely in the United States, researchers reported.Generic drugs saved the U.S. health care system $1.7 trillion between 2007 and 2016, and biologics currently account for 2% of dispensed medications and almost 40% of spending, according to researchers.Past research has linked generic drugs with improved medication adherence and health outcomes, Chana A. Sacks, MD, member of a regulation, therapeutics and law program in the department of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and colleagues wrote. TheyRead More

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