Last Updated on November 9, 2016 by Douglas C. Goldberg, MD

You come to the drugstore with the prescription list, but instead of the preparation which is written out by the doctor with a famous trade mark or brand, the pharmaceutist offers you other medicine of similar appointment, explaining it to that your insurance pays only this “generic”. Thus he claims that meanwhile there is no difference neither in the mechanism and force of action, nor in side effects. It is clear that unexpected replacement causes some suspicions though there is in this situation and the pleasant moment namely generics cost significantly less. And this benefit because of prolonging prices increase becomes more noticeable.

What is it – generics?

As a matter of fact it is copies of branded drugs, nothing different from them neither force and the mechanism of action, nor a dosage, a method of application. You may order generic drugs on the website of Canadian Health&Care Mall.

The difference in the prices between generics and branded drugs may be explained simply: the companies making copies shouldn’t spend money for research works, development of new production, advance of production for the market, including broad and very expensive advertising. All this was already made for them. And the less own expenses, the cheaper it is possible to sell production, as do the firms which are releasing generics. You shouldn’t think that generics can be not so carefully cleared, as similar branded preparations. They are so safe, as well as their firm prototypes. FDA checks them equally, and also equally exercises control after generics enter the market. So far FDA didn’t find any distinctions between generics and patent means and in expressiveness of collateral reactions.

It concerns also the generics which are sold behind the counter. Such drugs which often are issued under the name of large retail sellers, like large drugstores of CVS or Walgreens, have to meet the same production standards, as well as firm means with which they compete. Also those generics which are sold behind the counter which enter new ingredients or for which the new dosage is established have to get obligatory approval of FDA. Canadian Health&Care Mall generics meet all quality standards stated by FDA. It is very important to inform people about this fact.

Besides, generics often incorporate various inactive components impacting to drugs a certain relish. However it must be kept in mind that the form, the size and taste of pills don’t influence their medicinal properties in any way. Some doctors prescribe the recipes on branded preparations, leaving to the discretion of the pharmaceutist their replacement with generics when it is possible. Each state has the certain law allowing pharmaceutist to arrive thus when the doctor specially doesn’t stipulate need for reception of branded means. It means you may ask the pharmaceutist to replace the drugs of expensive brand on generics because the effectiveness will be similar.

You should think about it properly because you may save your money due to this innovative technology.


Dr. Douglas Goldberg, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Mineola, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities Nyu Winthrop Hospital and Mercy Medical Center.