Q: What are generic drugs?
Generic drugs are pharmaceutical products that use the same active ingredients as the original brand formulation. They work the same way in the body, so they have the same therapeutic benefits. Learn more about generic medications.
Q: Are generic drugs as safe and effective as brand drugs?
Yes. The Canadian Food and Drug regulations require generics to be “bioequivalent,” meaning equal in quality, strength and the way they work to the brand drug. Learn more about generic drug bioequivalence.
Q: Why do generic drugs cost less?
Generic drugs cost less than brand drugs for a number of reasons. Learn more about generic drug costs.
Q: How much will I save by taking a generic medication?
In Canada, generic drugs cost an average of 60% less than their brand counterparts. Learn more about generic drug pricing.