OTC drugs that you should buy generic

April 4, 2015 2:02 PM

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Americans are spending a lot of money on aspirin. Consumers in the U.S. spent a whopping $3.9 billion on over-the-counter painkillers in 2014, according to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association. That's just a small fraction of total spending on non-prescription health products, which totaled $31 billion that year.

One easy way for people to cut costs in health spending is to switch from name-brand drugs to cheaper, store-brand versions of the same products. Making the switch to generic over-the-counter (OTC) medications could save you up to 73%, according to Consumer Reports. But some consumers are hesitant t...

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