The discovery that a competing brand-name drug or generic substitute is significantly less costly will likely convince some beneficiaries to ask their physicians about the appropriateness of a switch, Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said at a briefing.
“Nobody compares prices better than our seniors,” he remarked.
My take? I’m all for it. I highly encourage patients to empower themselves about their health care and medication decisions, and come to a shared decision with their physician.