Drug Debate: How Generic Medications Stack up Against Name Brands

If you have to take medications for an illness or injury, you know those medications aren’t free. You’ll pay for them out of pocket, through insurance and insurance deductibles, or through retirement funds such as Medicare Part D. While you might opt for the less expensive drug, such as a generic drug, are you compromising your health with that choice? Or, will Medicare or your insurance put up roadblocks to choosing a less expensive, but just as effective medication? What does your pharmacist have to say about your prescription, no matter if it’s a brand-name drug or a generic substitute? Learn more about what constitutes a generic drug, and whether they stack up against name brands. (more…)