Health care $$$: Why doctors choose $2G eye drug vs. $50 cousin

We’ve all been there: You gape at the medical bill from the hospital or your health-care provider and cringe at the cost of drugs. So why are some doctors choosing a $2,000 — per injection, people — drug over a $50-per-injection drug that works exactly the same to prevent blindness from a common old-age affliction?

Good question, especially since both are made by the same company. And according to the Washington Post, that choice is costing Medicare $1 billion every year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)