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Over one-third of physicians prescribe brand-name meds at patient's request, despite generic equivalents
Over one-third of physicians prescribe brand-name meds at patient

(January 7, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Boston – Over 1/3 of US physicians are prescribing brand-name drugs at the patient's request instead of generic equivalents, according to a report published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers surveyed nearly 1,900 US physicians from several disciplines. They found that 37% of physicians reported prescribing brand-name medication at a patients request. As well, those who were in practice for over 30 years were most likely to prescribe a brand-name medication because a patient requested it, despite the presence of generic equivalent.

 
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