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  • DAW

    Do you ever check the box?

  • #2
    Huh?

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    • #3
      Dispense as Written?

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      • #4
        Yes occasionally. Some patients are convinced name brands are better. This thinking has decreased as meds have become so stupidly expensive.. This comment assumes daw is dispense as written. Otherwise huh?

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        • #5
          Always check substitution allowed.....

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          • #6
            Only if specifically requested by the patient. If they really want it, it's no skin off my back if they pay more for it

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              Only if specifically requested by the patient. If they really want it, it’s no skin off my back if they pay more for it
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              You mean your nose?
              Helping those who wear the white coat get a fair shake on Wall Street since 2011

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              • #8
                I've been to DFW a couple times. Enjoyed myself there. Stay clear of the grassy knoll and enjoy the stockyards and that kitschy bar with all the white elephants. I played a lot of shuffleboard there.

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                • #9
                  Please don't. ;_;

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                  • #10
                    There have been some medications where even specialists feel that there is a real difference between the generic and brandname. I've heard Synthroid vs. levothyroxine from numerous patients and endocrinologists. DAW there would be reasonable. Otherwise, should be kept to a minimum.

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                    • #11
                      Sorry for the confusion.  Yes I am talking about dispense as written.  I personally do not ever see a reason to write for a brand name when a generic is available but I was hoping to get some comments from this crowd.  I agree the biggest issues is synthroid.  I do not believe there is a meaningful difference and even if there is it can be dose corrected so I refuse.  It seems like a silly thing to fight with a patient about but we all draw the line in different places.

                      The thread about emotional support animals made me think to ask this because I see quite a lot of overlap of these issues in patients.

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                      • #12




                        Please don’t. ;_;
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                        Do not worry I won't.

                        Physicians seem to be all over the board with this issue but I have never met a pharmacist who would recommend a brand.

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                        • #13
                          I have several patients for whom brand a of metformin extended release is fine but brand b/c gives them diarrhea almost as bad as plain metformin. (Lending some credence, insurance company changes have led to the formulary dance, and we had to adjust dosing up and down to maximum tolerated). Have one where glumetza is best, another where it’s formamet)

                          A few random other ones come to mind (synthesis, ppi). But I never recommend DAW.

                          Probably 20-30 patients in career where brand was truly better or necessary.

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                          • #14
                            I guess it’s a fight I don’t care to have, if the patient still wants to spend more money on a name brand pill that’s chemically the same as generic ( after I’ve explained this to them), oh well. I waste my money on dumb things too.

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