Higher costs do not necessarily mean better quality.
- a lower cost alternative
ARE THEY THE SAME?
Yes, Generic medicines are evaluated by Health Canada to confirm that they are bioequivalent to their respective brands, that is, they are equal in terms of safety, the way they function in the body, and have the same level of high quality similar to their brand-name counterparts.
generics cost an average of
less than brand-name drugs
Generic drugs accounted for 57% of all
Generics are every bit as safe and effective
as the brand-name drug
LEARN ABOUT GENERICS, INTRODUCTION TO GENERICS
An introduction to the basic concepts of generic drugs and how it relates to Canada, including its definition, composition, classification and approval.
WHY SHOULD YOU
Evidence supporting the benefits of choosing generic drugs instead of the brand-name drug.
HERE ARE SOME QUESTIONS THAT CAN BETTER FACILITATE YOUR DECISION IN SWITCHING TO A GENERIC VERSION.
- Myths and Facts about Generics
- Fast facts about generics
- How to read my prescription drug label