Prescription Generic Medication – Name-Brand Drugs Versus Generic Medicine
Yahoo! posted “5 Generic Medication Products That Are Just as Good,” so I thought I would do the same, agreeing with three of their five choices.
The three I agree with are prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and basic baking products.
The two I disagree with are cereal and fresh fruits and vegetables.
First, to agree with them, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines are really exactly the same as name-brand. Legally, they have to do exactly what they say they’re going to do and meet standards for all drugs, or else they wouldn’t be able to be sold.
Name-Brand Pharmaceutical Generic Medications
Name-brand pharmaceutical products work exactly the way that Nike or Coca-Cola does. They aren’t just selling you a product, they’re selling you a feeling and an idea; the idea that you are “knowledgeable” enough to purchase the better, more well-known, advertised product. It’s just advertising. Don’t fall for it when it doesn’t even matter.
When basic ingredients working together to make something else are what make up a product (like drugs), there isn’t any difference besides the packaging. (But remember to check the expiration date no matter what.)
I had to disagree with fresh fruit. Large grocery store fruit has always done me wrong. The next day peaches and tomatoes are completely bruised and oranges look like they’ve been frozen and thawed and taste like water mixed with a tiny bit of orange juice. I’ve found that locally grown fruits and vegetables at a farmers market are the best.
I disagreed with cereal as well, because cereal is just too broad of a term for me to go one way or the other. I will do the generic of Frosted Mini Wheats, but have you ever tried generic Honey Nut Cheerios? It tastes like card board and honey.
Agree? Disagree? Feel free to comment or add to the list!