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Different kinds of medicines. Source: iStockphoto.
Different kinds of medicines. Source: iStockphoto.

We all know generic medicines are cheaper than the originals, but do you still opt for the original when the pharmacist offers you the generic version?

Perhaps you do it because you're worried that the generic might not be manufactured to the same standards as the original.

You are not alone – the fact that generic drugs are up to 80% cheaper than brand-name versions of medications can sometimes make consumers wonder whether they are buying an inferior or less effective product.

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