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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?