Originally Posted by Runs like Dog
$900 from RDU to Charlotte Douglas. SOME tickets on heavily trafficked routes are cheaper. Most are not. Walmart $4 applies to 30 day supply of some generics only. Retail price of branded drugs is several multiples of that. For instance Lipitor is about $3 a pill.
Doesn't every drug become generic brand at some point when a patent expires? That's part of competition amongst pharma companies and we, the consumer, see the cost savings once the patents expire, don't we?
Edited to add... Yes, a branded drug is protected for x number of years with the patent. Once expired other companies can manufacture the same drug under a generic name, and they sell it much cheaper than brand. Is this an example of competition lowering consumer costs? Posted via Mobile Device