A Descriptive Analysis of OTC Drug Prices in Southern Arizona Pharmacies

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Title:
A Descriptive Analysis of OTC Drug Prices in Southern Arizona Pharmacies
Author:
Beatty, Cameron; Cossette, Justin; Putnam, Walter; Lee, David
Affiliation:
College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2016
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Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Abstract:
Objectives: To describe the prices of brand versus generic OTC drug products in a variety of pharmacies and to compare the differences in lower income areas. Subjects: Over-the-counter products available in both brand and house generic forms in all pharmacies. House generic was defined as a line of products sold strictly by a company and its affiliates. Methods: Prices were collected across one week from all stores and locations, in each identical product. Once all the data was collected for the brand and generic medications, the data was evaluated using t tests. Results: The house generic brands (mean = $6.21) were significantly cheaper (p=2.14 x 10^-23) than the brand products (mean = $10.84 ). Also, generic drug prices are significantly cheaper at grocery stores (p=2.19 x 10^-11). Lastly, The price differences in all four areas were not significantly different in each of the brand and generic calculations (p=0.837 and p=0.910, respectively). Conclusions: House generic brands are significantly cheaper than brand products in all pharmacies in Arizona. In addition, all four areas of Arizona had similar brand and generic OTC prices.
Description:
Class of 2016 Abstract
Keywords:
OTC Drug; Southern Arizona; Pharmacies; Analysis; price
Advisor:
Lee, David

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorLee, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorBeatty, Cameronen
dc.contributor.authorCossette, Justinen
dc.contributor.authorPutnam, Walteren
dc.contributor.authorLee, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-21T20:46:06Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-21T20:46:06Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/613949-
dc.descriptionClass of 2016 Abstracten
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To describe the prices of brand versus generic OTC drug products in a variety of pharmacies and to compare the differences in lower income areas. Subjects: Over-the-counter products available in both brand and house generic forms in all pharmacies. House generic was defined as a line of products sold strictly by a company and its affiliates. Methods: Prices were collected across one week from all stores and locations, in each identical product. Once all the data was collected for the brand and generic medications, the data was evaluated using t tests. Results: The house generic brands (mean = $6.21) were significantly cheaper (p=2.14 x 10^-23) than the brand products (mean = $10.84 ). Also, generic drug prices are significantly cheaper at grocery stores (p=2.19 x 10^-11). Lastly, The price differences in all four areas were not significantly different in each of the brand and generic calculations (p=0.837 and p=0.910, respectively). Conclusions: House generic brands are significantly cheaper than brand products in all pharmacies in Arizona. In addition, all four areas of Arizona had similar brand and generic OTC prices.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en
dc.subjectOTC Drugen
dc.subjectSouthern Arizonaen
dc.subjectPharmaciesen
dc.subjectAnalysisen
dc.subjectpriceen
dc.titleA Descriptive Analysis of OTC Drug Prices in Southern Arizona Pharmaciesen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en
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