Brand name vs Generic drugs – Are they really Equivalent?

We get asked very often about the difference between a brand name drug and a generic drug and it always centers around the question if they really Equivalent; And if so, why the big price difference? Almost everyone knows that brand name drugs are much more expensive than their generics, and the substantial price difference leads many to believe brand name drugs are more effective. Some even seem to think of generic drugs as copy-cats or knock-offs of the original brand name medication, like the so-called “Rolex” watches and “Louis Vuitton” bags sold by street vendors. However, any healthcare professionals will confirm that generic drugs are just as effective as brand-name ones. This article will provide a detailed review of why generic drugs are much cheaper but equally effective to brand name drugs. Continue reading