What? What matters? What do you think?
About what, you say?
Generic versus Brand prescription drugs.
So… do you get the Name Brand, or the Generic… ‘cause they’re all the same, right?
Wrong. Generic drugs are not the same as Name Brand. In fact, they can be up to 20% different. That’s right, 20%. The government allows for up to 20% difference.
So what, you say. Well… do you want your Nitro to be 20% less effective if you’re having a heart attack? What about your chemo drugs, do you want them to be 20% less effective? Maybe not?
I learned this the hard way. First, when I was younger and having female problems, I was on the Birth Control Pill to help things out… No more details, I promise. Anyway, I went from the name brand to a generic. I am very in tune with my body and I noticed a difference right away. A noticeable enough difference to where I went to the and had the prescription refilled under “Brand Specific”.
Most recently, I went from my Pr0t0n!x tummy pills to the Generic. I was ok with the first batch of generics. But recently, the pharmacy I go to got their generics from a different place. I noticed right away… my stomach was not behaving. I was having trouble like I wasn’t on tummy pills. So… I call the Dr. & requested “Brand Specific”.
My point is this… don’t believe anyone who tells you that it’s “all the same”, because they’re not all the same. Use your noggin… if you don’t think the pills are working, go to your Dr and have a chat…
Have a great week. Work sucks, but then it always does. There’s always something and this time it’s all about who can take a full week of Vacation and who can’t…. typical…
© ‘Fizz’ 2010