Joe Graedon talking into a radio microphone at WUNC.

Joe Graedon talked about the pros and cons of generic drugs on ABC11 (WTVD Durham NC) on April 22, 2015. Here’s a link.

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  1. Heather
    Australia
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    In hospital I was given Oruvail the generic of Orudis Ketaprofen anti-inflammatory. Within 4 hours I had a serious asthma attack nearly died. Generic is not anywhere the same.

    Never again have I tried any generic. Fillers are cheap rubbish main ingredient is only half or less.NO generic is the long lasting. Many made in India.

  2. Elaine
    Raleigh
    Reply

    My doctors think I’m crazy, but Toprol works much better for my Afib than metroprolol. I insist on Toprol and have almost no “fluttering” compared to the generic.

  3. Amy
    Western NC
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    I have been part of the group at Rheumatic.org which advocates the use of antibiotic therapy (specifically minocycline) for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other rheumatic conditions. There has been much talk as to which brands of generic are effective. For many people, Watson brand works. Watson did not work for me. Unfortunately it is not an immediate effect so for me it took 3 months to realize this and switch to another brand. I also found this true with the Low Dose Naltrexone adjuvant therapy. Teva brand naltrexone was ineffective. Again, it took 3 months to see the effects (or non-effects) and I went back to Malinckrodt manufacturer.

  4. B
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    From my experience the generics for cellebrex and Paxil do not work as well as the formulary and in fact irritate the stomach. What fillers are being used to cut costs?

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