Folacin-800 - Why prescribe Folacin rather than have pt. take OTC Folic Acid?

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23 Sep 2009

Why indeed! I can only think that it may be cheaper for the patient to get a prescription filled than buying it OTC.

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rsk8012 24 Sep 2009

Thank you for your answer. That was one of my thoughts as well.

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