Increasing Generic Drug Use

Administrator McClellan testified about promoting the use of generic drugs in the new Medicare drug benefit and about the savings… read more

Administrator McClellan testified about promoting the use of generic drugs in the new Medicare drug benefit and about the savings incurred. He said that generics are as safe and effective as brand name versions. The other witnesses testified about speeding up the process of getting generic drugs on the market, lower costs resulting in more regular use of their drugs by patients, and physician prescription of new drugs that have no generics. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Increasing Generic Drug Use

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194401-1
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Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 21, 2006
Last Aired:
Sep 22, 2006

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  • Sep 21, 2006 | 8:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 22, 2006 | 12:20am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 22, 2006 | 2:24pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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