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No matter what part of your body is hurting, it's likely that the medicine you're taking to treat the problem has a generic equivalent. If it does, and you're still taking the brand name drug, you're probably hurting your wallet, too.

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Experts say there is no discernable difference in the quality of brand name and generic drugs, pointing out that both are regulated by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

To get an idea of the difference in prices, run your cursor over the figure below. Pop-up boxes will illustrate the differences in prices between brand name drugs and generics used to treat various conditions.

Comparing drug costs
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