What are some safety guidelines for generic drugs and medications?

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Tod Cooperman, MD
Health Education
Safety guidelines for generic drugs include sticking with a specific generic if it's working, avoiding time-released formulas and monitoring the drug's effects. Watch as consumer healthcare expert Tod Cooperman, MD, explains these guidelines.

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