I used to think that each pharmacy used certain manufacturers. Then a friend of mine noticed that we get the same prescription & even get it filled @ the same place, but for some reason, our prescriptions are both from a different manufacturer.
She said that she's had the kind that I get before & that the kind she gets now is much better (I guess they use a little more of a key ingredient or something). So I'm wondering who made the decision to give her that manufacturer & who made the decision to give me the kind from the other manufacturer.
Who decides that? Does the doctor put something on the prescription to determine this or does the pharmacist choose or is it some other way that it's determined? Could I possibly request a certain manufacturer (the one my friend's prescription comes from, so I know the pharmacy uses them)? If so, would I mention it to, the doctor or the pharmacy? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

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