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