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.

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?


In general, generic medicine gets a unanimous thumbs-up!

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