Mn 553 unit 1 assignment

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Assignment Introduction

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Assignment Directions

Choose a prescription drug that has a generic available. Choose two different types of pharmacies. Examples:

  1. Large chain pharmacy such as Walgreens, CVS, Eckards,      etc.
  2. Grocery store associate pharmacy such as Publix,      Krogers, etc.
  3. Privately owned local pharmacy
  4. Pharmacy associated with a “big box” store such as      Target, Walmart, etc.
  5. Online pharmacy (must be in the United States)

Do not use any drugs on the pharmacy’s four dollar or other special price list. If the pharmacy has a “club card” or other special way of getting lower cost, do not use this cost.

Compare the cash cost of the brand and the generic making sure that the dose (milligrams, micrograms, etc.) and number of pills are the same.

Example: Synthroid .05 milligrams and levothyroxine .05 milligrams, prescription for 30 pills.

For over-the-counter products, use identical products including formulation (liquid, capsules, etc.), dose (mgs per tablet, mgs per cc, etc.) and size of packaging (20 tablets in the box, 90cc fluid in the bottle, etc.). Try to avoid products that contain multiple ingredients like cold preparations as these are hard to compare due to differing quantities of ingredients within each product.

Example: Benadryl (brand) 25 mg per capsule, 25 capsules per bottle and diphenhydramine (generic) 25 mg per capsule, 25 capsules bottle.

   

Cash Price at Pharmacy A

Cash Price at Pharmacy B

Cash Price at Pharmacy C

 

Brand name prescription drug

 

Generic of above prescription drug

 

Over-the-counter drug

 

Generic or store brand of the   over-the-counter drug used above

Submission

This Assignment is due on the last day of Unit 1. 

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Assignment Requirements:

Before finalizing your work, you should:

  • be sure to read the Assignment description carefully      (as displayed above); and
  • consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Home) to      make sure you have included everything necessary.

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Submit your Assignment to the unit Dropbox before midnight on the last day of Unit 1.

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