McKenzie, 24, of Salt Lake City, UT, lives at home with her parents. She works full time as a receptionist at a chocolate factory, and in her spare time she performs aerial acrobatics on hanging silk fabric. She likens the activity to
dancing in the air. Generic prescription drugs help McKenzie cope with anxiety and seasonal affective disorder, and they help her save money, too.
I’m just slowly paying off my student loans,she says.My medications are very essential. I’m pretty much living paycheck to paycheck, and without generic medicine, I probably wouldn’t even be able to put gas in my tank.
Four billion generic prescriptions are dispensed every year in the United States, and because the average copay for a generic prescription is $6.97, when patients like McKenzie come to the pharmacy counter, they are able to walk away with the medicines they and their family need.
View McKenzie and other patient stories in the 2021 Voices of Access report.
By Erica Klinger, Senior Director, Marketing
Published on May 16, 2021