[Ip-health] Generic, but Not Cheap

Joana Ramos jdr at ramoslink.info
Fri Aug 10 15:17:53 PDT 2012


> They are the staples of most dermatology practices: generic creams and 
> ointments that treat everything from skin rashes 
> <http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/symptoms/rashes/overview.html?inline=nyt-classifier> 
> to athlete's foot 
> <http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/athletes-foot/overview.html?inline=nyt-classifier> 
> to scabies 
> <http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/scabies/overview.html?inline=nyt-classifier>. 
> Many doctors prescribe the drugs without a second thought. But 
> increasingly, some dermatologists say, patients are complaining about 
> a recent, mysterious and rapid rise in price. 


> Dr. Mark G. Lebwohl, a dermatologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in 
> Manhattan, said "it's outrageous that the cost of a generic cream --- 
> or any cream --- exceeds the cost of a doctor's office visit."....

Joana Ramos, MSW
Independent Health Policy Consultant
Portuguese Medical Interpreter
Seattle WA
tel. 206-229-2420

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