Home Delivery Pharmacy Services
Our medical insurance plans offer mail-order pharmacy services. Home delivery services save time and money by eliminating monthly trips to the pharmacy.
By working with your doctor, you can get a 3-month supply of your medication for the cost of one co-payment. Please note: Total Health Care offers a 3-month supply of your medication for the cost of two co-payments.
Enrollment forms are available online or by mail by contacting the provider.
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General Prescription Drug Information
Changes in our health insurance plan have generated questions about the differences between generic drugs and their brand-name equivalents. We hope you find the following information helpful.
1. What are generic drugs?
A generic drug is identical, or bioequivalent to a brand-name drug in dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, performance characteristics and intended use.
2. Are generic drugs as safe as brand-name drugs?
Health professionals and consumers can be assured that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved generic drugs have met the same rigid standards as the brand-name drug. To gain FDA approval, a generic drug must: contain the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug (inactive ingredients may vary); be identical in strength, dosage form, and route of administration; have the same use indications; be bioequivalent; meet the same batch requirements for identity, strength, purity, and quality, and be manufactured under the same strict standards of FDA's good manufacturing practice regulations required for brand-name products.
3. Why are generic drugs less expensive?
Generic drugs are less expensive because generic manufacturers do not have the investment costs—including research, development, marketing, and promotion— of the developer of a new drug. In addition, once generic drugs are approved, there is greater competition, which keeps the price down. In fact, brand-name firms are linked to an estimated 50 percent of generic drug production. They frequently make copies of their own or other brand-name drugs but sell them without the brand-name.
4. If brand-name drugs and generic drugs have the same active ingredients, why do they look different?
In the United States, trademark laws do not allow a generic drug to look exactly like the brand-name drug. However, a generic drug must duplicate the active ingredient. Colors, flavors, and certain other inactive ingredients may be different.