Generic Drug Utilization

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Generic drugs are important options that allow greater access to health care for all Americans. They are copies of brand-name drugs and are the same as those drugs in dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, performance characteristics, and intended use, but at a lower cost.

Through innovative utilization management tools, such as lower cost-sharing, generic incentive programs, and the use of mail-service pharmacies, PBMs are continuing to drive generic drug utilization rates.

Increasing the utilization of generic drugs saves money for patients and plan sponsors, and allows greater access to health care for all Americans.

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