Switching to generic drugs is one of the easiest ways to save, especially now that some big-name medications, such as Lipitor, have gone generic. Some brand-name drugs don't have a generic clone but do have a therapeutic equivalent, which is in the same class of drugs but is a little different chemically. You can look up generics and therapeutic equivalents at http://www.drx.com (or through your insurer's Web site) and also see how much you can save by using mail order. Ask your doctor about lower-cost alternatives.
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