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Blockbuster Drugs Going Generic This Year

Posted By Alejandra Owens On January 3, 2012 @ 9:24 am In Health Talk | Comments Disabled

PillsHappy New Year! Here’s some good news to start your year off right: many name-brand prescription medications [1] are going generic this year [2]. Among them:

  1. Lexapro, used to treat depression (March)
  2. Provigil, which treats sleep problems (April)
  3. Plavix, an antiplatelet drug which can prevent blood clots (May)
  4. Singulair, an Asthma drug (August)

In the second half of 2011, Lipitor, Solodyn and Zyprexa went generic. If you are taking any of these name-brand drugs, talk to your doctor about cheaper, generic alternatives.

Photo credit: e-MagineArt.com [3] on Flickr


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[1] many name-brand prescription medications: http://www.13wham.com/news/local/story/Dozens-of-Drugs-Go-Generic-in-2011-2012/c9hixJ3r4kK2cIgIFm8eDw.cspx

[2] going generic this year: http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/26/big-name-drugs-go-generic/

[3] e-MagineArt.com: http://www.flickr.com/photos/emagineart/

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