Generic Alternatives to Prescription Drugs

Your Guide to Buying Effective Drugs at Cost-Saving Prices
The average consumer often feels caught between the proverbial rock and hard spot when filling a doctor’s prescription: both drug costs and out-of-pocket copayments are always on the rise. But there is a solution.

In Generic Alternatives to Prescription Drugs, licensed pharmacist and pharmaceutical industry veteran Diane Nitzki-George, R.Ph., MBA, BCNSP, explains how consumers can save money by asking their physician or pharmacist to substitute generic equivalents for many well-known prescription drugs. These generics contain the exact same active ingredients as brand-name drugs, but often at a lower cost.

Following an easy-to-use alphabetical listing, Generic Alternatives to Prescription Drugs describes hundreds of prescription drugs sold through pharmacies, mail order, and the Internet. The book contains:

  • Cost comparisons between brand drugs and generic equivalents
  • Dosage information and helpful how-to tips
  • Safety information, along with precautions, risks, and dangers

A cross-reference of drugs by category With Generic Alternatives to Prescription Drugs, consumers will be able to:

  • Quickly identify generic alternatives to brand-name prescription drugs
  • Compare high-priced brand drugs to lower-cost generic medicines
  • Reduce out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs
  • Learn tips for communicating more effectively with doctors and pharmacists

About the Author: Diane Nitzki-George, R.Ph., MBA, BCNSP, has been a licensed pharmacist since 1980 and is currently a licensed pharmacist in Illinois and Nebraska, and a board-certified nutrition support pharmacist. She has worked in Chicago-area hospitals, including a major teaching hospital and a government hospital with outpatient clinics. Diane Nitzki-George has developed nutrition and pharmacist education programs, and was a manager involved in nutrition and pharmacy products with one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical firms. She has degrees from Northern Illinois University, Creighton University, and the Keller Graduate School, and she is also a member of the American Medical Writers Association.

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