Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year: MedlinePlus Health News


Medicare is billed more than $1 billion annually for glaucoma treatments alone, researchers say    By Robert Preidt Friday, July 28, 2017

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Prescribing generic drugs for seniors’ eye problems could save the U.S. government hundreds of millions of dollars a year, a new study suggests.

Conditions like glaucoma and dry eye that require daily eye drops are common in old age.

University of Michigan researchers report that eye doctors caring for seniors prescribe brand-name medications in more than three-quarters of cases, compared to one-third of cases among nearly all other specialties.

Read more at the Source: Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year: MedlinePlus Health News

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