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This article was produced in partnership with The New York Times.

It’s standard advice for consumers: If you are prescribed a medicine, always ask if there is a cheaper generic.

Nathan Taylor, a 3-D animator who lives outside Houston, has tried to do that with all his medications. But when he fills his monthly prescription for Adderall XR to treat his attention-deficit disorder, his insurance company refuses to cover the generic. Instead, he must make a co-payment of $90 a month for the brand-name version. By comparison, he pays $10 or less each month for the five generic medications he also takes.

“It just befuddles me that they would do that,” said Taylor, 41.

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Image: By Katy Warner from Orlando, FL, USA – rapid release (02-18-08), CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10764398

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