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Latest Automatic Generic Substitution Stories

2013-07-01 11:24:13

Elderly cardiac patients prescribed heart medications for 60 days or more after leaving hospital have four times the odds of adhering to the drug regime than patients prescribed the same medications for 30 days, according to research conducted at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Women's College Hospital (WCH). The study, published today in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, found longer initial prescriptions when leaving hospital are associated with long-term...

Patients Stop Using Drugs When Color, Shape Of Pill Changes
2013-01-02 06:38:41

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nearly 70 percent of the medications prescribed to patients come in the form of generic prescriptions. However, even though these off-brand drugs are chemically equivalent to their brand-name counterparts, most differ physically (different shapes and colors). And a new study has found that patients are over 50 percent more likely to stop taking their meds when the generic version doesn´t match the brand name. Researchers from...

2013-01-01 10:49:10

Changes in pill appearance significantly increase the odds that patients will stop taking their drugs as prescribed Generic medications currently account for over 70 percent of prescriptions dispensed. However, while generic drugs are clinically bioequivalent to the brand-name version, they often differ in their physical characteristics, such as color and shape. Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have found that some patients who receive generic drugs that vary in their...


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