Brand Name, Generic, Compounded or Refilled: A Prescription Primer

text image of a prescription with "Refills: 5" circled in red

Confusion about prescriptions reigned in my clinic this past week. I spent a lot of time explaining the intricacies of brand name versus generic drugs. There was a lot of confusion about refills as well. So, I am reprising a condensed version of my discussions about drugs for the benefit of all. Brand name drugs