What is the difference between a Brand-Name Drug and Generics?

A Brand-Name medication is marketed with a specific name by a pharmacy manufacturer. In most cases, Name-Brand drugs are still under patent protection- the manufacturer is the sole source for the product. In many world wide countries this is not the case and a generic equivelant is available to the consumer. Generic medications are made with the same active ingredients and the same dosages as a brand name drug. Generic drugs are therapeutic just like brand names but is sold under its “generic” name. This saves the consumer a considerable amount in their drug and health costs.

 

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