Are Generic Drugs Safe?
Here is what Kroger says about the equivalence of generic and brand drugs.
“Generic drugs are as safe and effective as brand name drugs (according to federal law, they must be therapeutically equivalent to brand name drugs) yet cost significantly less. After a company’s exclusive right to market a medication expires, other companies are allowed to develop generic equivalents – usually at a much lower cost.”
Here is what CVS says about comparing generic equivalents to brand-name medications.
“Generic drugs offer the same quality as brand-name medications. They work just like their brand-name equivalents in dosage, strength, performance and use. Generic drugs are required to meet the same quality and safety standards set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ”