New Medicine

(based on article in December 13 2004 Business Week)

don’t use new drugs for several years after they’ve been developed unless they are a breakthrough – first and only cure for a given ailment or clearly and significantly more effective than older drugs

-older drugs can be significantly cheaper

-tried and true, older drugs are more well tested, while new drugs often have problems that come to light through consumer use

ask a doctor thoroughly about drug, reasons for using it over another, potential problems

check the internet – medical and other sights have lots of information available on drugs, often significantly before that information is released as ‘news’ to the general public. compares effectiveness of various drugs

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