Posted 4/18/2022 5:47 AM (GMT -8)
I hate being cynical. I hate, hate, hate it.
But if a doctor told me to stop using the effective, nearly-free generic Azathioprine and switch to a tens-of-thousands-of-dollars a year biologics I would get at least TWO second opinions before doing so.
My old GI who just retired once told me "These pharmaceutical reps, they come to the office to sell the newest drug, they are ALL female, they are ALL straight out of college age, they are ALL top-of-their-class brilliant and they are ALL tens."
Nobody comes by to sell generic Azathioprine.