"Dear Dr. Fisher,Interesting how the generic drug market for some drugs only marginally discounts prices.
Thank you for trying to switch me from lisinopril to generic losartan (Cozaar) to help me with the irritating cough that has been nagging me since I was placed on lisinopril. I did not pick up my prescription, though. At nearly $200 for a three-month supply, I've decided to live with the cough, since the same amount of lisinopril costs me about $12.
Since the companies that make generics did not have to absorb research and development costs, how do they justify the exorbitant prices?
Simple: the middle men still have to get theirs.