Home > Medical > Meds and you > Generics Generics All sections in Meds and You » Antibiotics » Generics » Inside the Lab » Medication » News » Using Medicines Generic meds applications causing 'bottleneck' at MCC The Medicine Control Council should limit generic applications to seven per innovator medicine to cut the backlog that is blocking cheaper, better drugs from entering the SA market. Generics vs. original meds Do you worry that generic meds aren't as good as the brand-name versions? It's a common misconception that could be costing you money. Are generics a good option? Have you ever hesitated when your pharmacist offered you the option of generic substitution? Test Using the wrong pills? » Quiz Addicted to pills? » Original vs generic medicine Brand-name vs generics Frequently asked questions Still confused? Take a look at these frequently asked questions about generic drugs. What you need to know Before you start, remember that you should always talk to your doctor or pharmacist to find out whether generics are right for you. When not to substitute The Medicines Control Council recommends that substitution with generics should not occur in certain cases. Savings at pharmacies Generics have long offered a safe and inexpensive alternative to many brand-name drugs. Generics: introduction Have you ever hesitated when your pharmacist offered you the option of generic substitution? What to ask the experts What to ask your doctor and pharmacist about generics. Conclusion In general, generic medicine gets a unanimous thumbs-up! load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000!