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Posted by Derek on February 08, 2000 at 11:11:12:

In Reply to: Re: Perscription drugs posted by Knute on February 05, 2000 at 19:56:20:

: Derek,
: Yes, it does make sense. The name of the drug is methylphenidate. Ritalin is a brand name for the methylphenidate Cibe Geigy makes just like Scotch Tape is the brand of cellophane tape that Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing makes. I use the generic and I can see no difference between the generic and the name brand. However other people may have different opinions. Knute.

Right so if the MD put Ritalan the brand name on the perscription not methelphenidate why should he have to write and additional "No Subtitutions" on the perscription and why should I who is paying in cash not have the option to pay more if I want to for the brand name.
Having said that I decided to just use the genaric since it was such a pain to fix the problem and I have been happy so far. It just seemed wrong for the state to only allow one brand over the other. Thanks for your respose, Derek

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