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When can I use generic drugs instead of brand names?

Suzy  Cohen
Pharmacy

Generic drugs have the same formulations and standards as brand name drugs, just without the fancy packaging. In this video, pharmacist Suzy Cohen, RPh, explains how generic drugs are just as effective - and less expensive - than brand name drugs.

Ask your doctor if generic drugs may be used to fill your prescription. Generics are less expensive than brand-name drugs. Ask if the generic drug differs from the brand-name drug in terms of efficacy.
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