The pharmaceutical industry is raking millions from consumers and patients.
I was once a medical representative in the Philippines, promoting branded medications made in Italy, instead of generic meds. It was a very lucrative job as I have my own car, living allowance, bonuses, on top of my basic salary. But, I was always wondering why are these drugs very expensive?
I am now on the other end of the spectrum.
Very few branded meds have no generic counterparts, thereby, generic can really be utilized by those savvy patients and consumers.
I am quite fortunate to be also a prescriber, giving me the authority to change medications according to the patient’s pockets and ability to pay.
Believe me, most branded medications can be replaced with generics. Stop paying 200 – 500 USD co-pay when it is only 7 -20 USD using the generic med.
There are ways to save funds for medications by simply looking for cheap alternative and looking for coupons that can lower your co-payment.
I saved 500 USD by simply enrolling myself in a new product for dry eyes. Imagine that.
Please stop being taken advantaged of by pharmaceutical industries and doctors or health care professional that only prescribe branded drugs.
There is a way to save. Google is still your best friend.