Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Prescription drugs are about to cost less for more than half-a-million Upstate New Yorkers.
Insurer Excellus Blue-Cross/Blue-Shield announced Tuesday the generic forms of 35 brand name drugs will soon become available.
Drugs included include:
- Plavix, for heart patients
- Singulair, for asthma sufferers
- Diovan, for patients with high blood pressure
- And Lexapro and Cymbalta, for patients who suffer from depression
Upstate New York is expected to save more than $714-million per year by going generic.See the full list of generic drugs, as well as when they’ll become available.