Dr. Laurence Baker talks to Sal about how drug prices are set. Created by Sal Khan.
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Well no matter the pricing, for me it is too expensive! I buy my drugs online at https://www.pharmacy-xl.com as prices are 70% cheaper than at my local pharmacy and they have a huge inventory of 400+ different medications. As I order here for more than 5 years I can recommend it to anyone.
The FDA has this publication:
Section III (A) 1. has the info you want. Rate can be found via rate constant (k) which reflects rapidity of absorption. Extent has a few measures: Peak [drug], which reflects clearance and absorption, and AUC, which reflects exposure.
Basically you want a similar enough rate and extent of absorption such that clinically there is little difference.
Sal, can you do a video explaining the technical differences between generic and brand name medication? The FDA states that generics must have demonstrated 85-120% bioequivalency, but what exactly does this number refer to? The rate of entry into the bloodstream? The rate of clearance? All I'm able to gather is that they determine bioequivalence using some kind of log- transformed normal distribution...
Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.