The price will vary depending on the source. The insurance company generally will still contribute to name brands, but just won't cover much of the cost, but some just eliminate them from their allowed drugs. Several people on this forum have had this problem, especially with Klonopin. Quality control is generally better with brand names than with generics, though most do fine on generics. Some generic manufacturers have better reputations than others for quality control, so sometimes switching to another generic manufacturer can help as well.