Total number of prescriptions I wrote in the last quarter of 2007: 1,313
Total cost of those prescriptions: $27,387.14
Total cost of prescriptions for generic doxycycline: $750
Total cost of prescriptions for generic minocycline: $2,196
Estimated cost of prescriptions if I changed all my generic doxycycline to name brands such as Adoxa® or Oracea®: $19,500
Estimated cost of prescriptions if I changed all my generic minocycline to name brands such as Solodyne®: $23,504
Estimated savings by using generic drugs over name brand drugs: $40,000.
This savings is for two drugs over a three month period.
Physicians have a responsibility in controlling health care costs.