- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)5
- Perryville family organizing bone-marrow drive Friday for ailing 6-year-old boy (4/26/17)
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)1
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- Temptations bassist dies after Cape Girardeau show (4/26/17)2
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Cape couple turns their home into cozy, comfortable music venue (4/24/17)
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Sikeston man charged in shooting death of Cape man (4/23/17)
Who selects generics?
Earlier this year "60 Minutes" did a report on medicine and generics. I have more news for you. Little is known about your generic drugs. Chances are your doctor doesn't know the company or the country they're made in, nor does your druggist.
Who selects the generics you buy? The pharmacy's supplier. If you're told a drug isn't available, that only means the supplier chooses to buy a different company's product. It doesn't meant it's no longer made. You can bet the drug wholesaler isn't a doctor or pharmacist -- but he chooses the history of your drug.
Many years ago there was a publication on generics and it said if you got good results with a generic drug then refill with the same company's generic to expect the same results.
Recently a nurse told me he got a prescription filled (generic) for a bad knee and got great results. The refill was made by a different company and didn't work.
BUDDY PARRISH, Cape Girardeau