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Old 05-06-2014, 12:36 PM   #19221
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When a drug gets old enough to become generic, the company that created it loses a lot of revenue because the price drops and no one wants the brand name any more. They create a new drug that is patent protected and start the cycle again.
Yeppers!

I always ask for brand name meds and because my secondary ins is privately funded they will pay for it.

Sometimes a generic is as good as the brand name----- and sometimes it isn't.
Although I'm not a fan of Dr. Oz he gets some things right; This is one of them. It's not just because it happens to fit in with my thinking but is science based.

"The FDA only requires that you get 80% to 125% of the drug into your bloodstream from a generic medication compared to the original drug. What’s even more concerning is that there are often many different generic versions of the same drug, and each of these may be different as well.

Consider this: If you take a generic which only meets the minimum requirement and refill that prescription with one that’s at the maximum limit, you’ve potentially increased the amount you get into your body by as much as 45% percentage points – and you would have no way of knowing this from the labels, but it could certainly affect you.

The opposite could also happen, and you would be getting a lot less drug than you were previously – which could also affect you."

What You Need to Know About Generic Drugs | The Dr. Oz Show

But if a generic works for you---- then keep taking it, if you want to. I've had some instances where the generic did NOT work for me.
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:04 PM   #19222
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I just got back from getting a haircut and buying some mushrooms.
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:09 PM   #19223
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I need to quit playing with my new toys, get off my backside, and go to the greenhouse to buy my plants.
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:10 PM   #19224
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I just got back from getting a haircut and buying some mushrooms.

Got rid of all the pitch?
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:34 PM   #19225
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Got rid of all the pitch?
She didn't say anything, so I guess I did
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:38 PM   #19226
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I'm finishing up here and going out to work in the garden. Honest! I really am! Just as soon as I figure out if I've run out of things to stall with...
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:01 PM   #19227
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I just spent 30 minutes on the phone ordering a new motor for a roof fan. The good news is I could buy the $140 motor instead of the $650 motor. The possibly bad news is I'll be lucky to remember how to put everything back together.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:11 PM   #19228
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Just got back from the greenhouse, despite our crappy weather, lots of stuff was already pretty picked over. Usually that doesn't happen until Mothers Day. I wanted a red dracena (spike) and they only had one left in a big pot with a bunch of other stuff. After the saleslady pointed it out to me, a woman came along and said she wanted to buy the pot. Saleslady said to me, oh, I guess you don't get to have it. I'm a bit annoyed with that.

I got some nice tomato plants, peppers, and petunias. Usually I get around 8 flats of plants, this time I came home with only 2.
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:54 PM   #19229
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For Cave, and anyone else who is interested, I did get into my doctor today and she took me off the antibiotic immediately. The other doctor just renewed the original instead of giving me a different one as obviously the Amoxicillin did not do its job in the 7 days I took it. So all it was doing was creating more problems by killing off good bacteria. I just had a nap and already feel better.

My chest is a lot better today as is my breathing. I have only coughed a few times and had a much better sleep last night. As for the pain flare, she increased my flexeril temperarily (it works for the fibromyalgia) and has increased the diuretic officially to 60 mg a day as it seems to be keeping the fluid retention in my legs down a lot.

Just getting those things fixed is going to go a long way in making me feel better and then I can get over this anemia and stop getting bugs!
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I just put the sausage on to simmer.
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