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    December 23, 2013  

    NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson reports on the surprising disparity in pricing for generic drugs. Generics, generally thought to be less expensive, can actually vary widely in price from pharmacy to pharmacy, causing some to skip medications altogether. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2011  

    After 14 years on the market, the most profitable prescription drug in history, Lipitor, is going generic as patients, doctors and the pharmaceutical industry wait to see what will happen. Margaret Warner discusses the implications with Dr. Jerry Avorn of Harvard Medical School. Continue reading

  • July 2, 1998  

    The widespread use of generic drugs as replacements for costlier brand name products has sparked a debate over the safety of these cheaper pills. NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden reports on one state’s attempts to balance cost with quality. Continue reading