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Ask for Generics — An Easier Pill to Swallow

Generic prescription drugs are a money-saving, effective alternative to brand-name prescription drugs. A generic drug is identical in composition (also called “bioequivalent”) to its brand-name counterpart and is used to treat the identical health condition.

Generic drugs:
  • are safe and effective;
  • can cost up to 70 percent less than brand-name drugs;
  • have the same active ingredients as their brand-name equivalents;
  • treat the same health conditions;
  • meet the same rigorous health and safety standards set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Make the switch today

If you would like to try the generic equivalent of your brand-name prescription medication, simply talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can tell you if there is one that is right for you. You can also look for generic equivalents to your current medication on our online drug formulary.

No generic equivalent?

You can still save money with generic therapeutic alternatives.

Learn more about generics

As the cost of prescription drugs continue to rise, it is important to understand the value of generic drugs. The following PDFs provide more information:

Online Drug Formulary

Not sure if a generic drug is available for your prescription? Search the online drug formulary.