Cost of Brand-Name Epilepsy Drugs Increased by 277% Over 8 Years

June 21, 2022


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According to a new study from Michigan Medicine, basic economic supply and demand have caused name-brand epilepsy drugs to increase by over 250% in the last eight years. Samuel Waller Terman, M.D., M.S., of the Michigan Medicine Department of Neurology shares insights from his study, suggesting that doctors should also consider the societal costs of expensive brand-name medications and prescribe generic options when available.

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