Archive for January 20th, 2015

The True Story of Generic Medication Prices

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
By David Belk, M.D.
A number of generic medications have skyrocketed in price recently and quite a few people have asked me about it. In order to comprehensively address this problem (or at least define it) I did a survey of what pharmacies in the US have paid for 1,240 listings (including different doses and preparations) of over 400 generic prescription medications each quarter from October 4, 2012 through January 7, 2015). I tracked how the price of each listing changed each quarter and in total.