The Price of Omission


When it comes to drug info, less is more dangerous. Generic prescription meds often lack information on certain side effects. In an Indiana University study of 1,040 generic drugs, 68% had side-effect listings that differed from those of their brand-name equivalents. That’s largely due to a lag between the time when a brand manufacturer issues a new warning on a drug and when the generic manufacturers update their info, says study author Jon Duke MD MS. So go ahead and save some dough on your prescriptions, but first check the Ministry of Health data base for its most current list of side effects.



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