Why Don’t You Trust Generic Drugs as Much as Brand Name Medicines?


From www.peoplespharmacy.com – January 13, 2014

Why don’t patients and their doctors trust generic drugs? Despite the fact that 84 percent of all prescriptions are dispensed in their generic form, there is still a great deal of skepticism about the quality of these less expensive medications.
(Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Nov-Dec, 2012)

A different study found that many people perceive generic medicine as less potent and not as good as “the real medicine” (Preventing Chronic Disease, online Aug. 30, 2012).