Do you take generic medications? Chances are that you are taking these generic drugs, because your insurance company does not want to pay for name brand medications. Further, the cost difference could be pushing you toward generic medications. In fact, eight out of nine prescriptions written in the United States are for generic drugs.
When we receive prescription medication from our pharmacist or your mail order service, you probably read the information about side effects and incompatible medications. But are you getting the whole story about those drugs? Maybe not.
The truth is that all side effects of generic drugs might not be listed. The issue is not with the generic drug manufacturer in most cases. Regulations permit name brand medications to update side effects and other potential problems as often as it becomes necessary. The side effects of generic drugs cannot be updated until the update has been made by the name brand drug. This law may put you or a loved one in danger. [Read more…]