Saturday, October 19, 2013
Preference Between Generic Versus Brand Name Drugs
As flu season comes along, several individuals started to acquire vaccination shot for flu prevention and some are already stocking medicines in their respective homes. Most pharmacies in the country already stored both generic and brand name drugs for everyone to easily avail when necessary. But what's really the difference between these two type of medication.
Actually, the only difference of generic and brand name is the price. When brand name companies produces certain drugs, this entirely means that the entire test both animal and human were already done giving assurance to health safety. Once generic brand been created and gain approval, they don't need to undergo trial and error period. Generally, generic drug cost less compared to the brand names. Since, health professionals behind this generic drugs invest lesser amount of money in creating this type of medication.
Best Care Pharmacist Mario Blount stated that the law of West Virginia requires of substituting the brand names with generic drugs especially when necessary. The law mandated pharmacies of substituting the prescribed medication with an equivalent generic drug unless they tell them to do so. If the prescribed medicine don't have any generic, definitely this lead of paying higher bills. Co-payment for brand name drug usually fall around $80 but generic drug would only entails $5.
Blount highly recommend of acquiring generic brand names from credible pharmacies as to ensure their quality result and health safety. Based on the survey conducted, most people in West Virginia currently using generic drugs rather than brand names. Like Jacob Frymier, the Ritchie Country Resident that he prefer to avail generic drug due to the lower cost it entails. Though, still a few keep on availing brand name drugs.