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Generics account for more than half of prescriptions

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A new survey provides more incentive to encourage employees to buy generic prescription drugs. Generics now account for more than 50 percent of all prescriptions filled in the United States and more than $40 billion in prescription sales worldwide, according to a Research and Markets report.

That percentage will likely grow because more than $80 billion worth of popular drugs face U.S. patent expiration by 2008. 

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