The Pros and Cons of Using Generic Drugs

generic medsThe last time you had a prescription filled, chances are it was for a generic drug — a medication that’s biologically equal to a brand-name drug in terms of dosage, safety, strength, quality, performance characteristics, the way it’s taken and should be used.

In fact, a record 86 percent of prescriptions dispensed in 2017 were for generic drugs versus brand-name drugs according to IQVIA, one of the world’s largest contract research organizations.

Why, exactly, are generic medications so popular?

When Exercise Leads to Injury

foot in ace bandageIf you’re working out on a regular basis, odds are you do it to lead a healthy lifestyle. But what happens when working out leads to injury? Sprains and strains are a common injury for anyone with an active lifestyle. If you play sports, you’ll probably find yourself in the predicament of suffering a sprain or strain from an injury to the muscle, ligaments or tendons. The good news is that they are often easy to treat in mild cases, but it’s also important to know when a mild case of a sprain or strain has become severe enough to require a doctor or urgent care.