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Encouraging generic use can yield significant savings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23213854     Owner:  HSR     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Key findings. (1) Zero copayment for generic drugs is the greatest influencer of generic statin utilization. (2) Both higher copayments for generic drugs and lower copayments for competing brands are associated with a decreased probability of using generic statins. (3) Prior authorization and step therapy requirements for brand-name statins are associated with an increased use of generic drugs. (4) Greater use of generic statins should reduce costs for patients, plans, and Medicare.
Authors:
Christina Zimmerman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Findings brief : health care financing & organization     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1553-0302     ISO Abbreviation:  Find Brief     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101149237     Medline TA:  Find Brief     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  T    
Affiliation:
Changes in Health Care Financing & Organization (HCFO), USA. christina.zimmerman@academyhealth.org
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