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Powerful Questions About Generic ADHD Meds – Video

Are generic ADHD medications as good as the name brand medications? We get asked that question a lot.
Not being a doctor, I don’t have the answer. Actually I just have a few questions of my own about generic medications.
So a few years ago, when a new generic medication came on the market, touted as a replacement or suitable substitute for Concerta, I took my questions to a number of doctors. As you’ll see my questions raise some more questions. And when the doctors themselves have questions and concerns, well, that concerns me. The bottom line? Talk to you doctor. And your Pharmacist.


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Are generic ADHD medications as good as the name brand medications? We get asked that question a lot.
Not being a doctor, I don’t have the answer. Actually I just have a few questions of my own about generic medications.
So a few years ago, when a new generic medication came on the market, touted as a replacement or suitable substitute for Concerta, I took my questions to a number of doctors. As you’ll see my questions raise some more questions. And when the doctors themselves have questions and concerns, well, that concerns me. The bottom line? Talk to you doctor. And your Pharmacist.











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  1. ginapera says:

    Great job, Rick! Informative and entertaining!

    You say “talk to your doctor. And your pharmacist.”

    Trouble is, some doctors are unaware.

    And some pharmacists are even more unaware. Worse, they and the pharmacy have profit motives toward steering customers to generics. The profit margin is bigger.

    Plus, some are just honestly uneducated on the inherent problems with bio-equivalence, especially when it comes to psychiatric medications and sophisticated delivery systems.

    U.S.-based readers of my blog as well as that of Kansas pediatrician Kristen Stuppy were urged to report adverse side effects of the Mallinckrodt and Kremers-Urban generics for Concerta to the FDA.

    I opened an FDA MedWatch case in order to get this started, and readers really responded. They were angry that their lives and the lives of their loved ones had been toyed with so carelessly.

    Many shared their stories in this post: http://wp.me/p5Ilzb-10x

    Best,
    Gina Pera