Perceptions of and Barriers to Use of Generic Medications in a Rural African American Population, Alabama, 2011

@inproceedings{Sewell2012PerceptionsOA,
  title={Perceptions of and Barriers to Use of Generic Medications in a Rural African American Population, Alabama, 2011},
  author={Keri Sewell and Susan J. Andreae and Elizabeth Luke and Monika M. Safford},
  booktitle={Preventing chronic disease},
  year={2012}
}
INTRODUCTION Using generic medications for chronic diseases provides efficacy similar to that of brand-name medication use, but at a lower price, potentially enhancing adherence. However, previous studies show that disadvantaged people, who may particularly benefit from cost savings, have low trust of generics and increased reluctance to switch to generics. The rural South includes areas of high poverty and minority communities whose members are at high risk for poor health outcomes; however… CONTINUE READING
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