Return of Generic Drugs
First, let me remind you I have preached on the difference between generic drugs and for several reasons, first and foremost, some of them do not work, second, they are not identical (proven), and third, it is the spread of the wealth. See past articles here on healthcare.
Today it was reported. Finally, generic drugs are not the same, and some do not work for you – it is unfortunate people believe it is their medical condition and not a generic drug because they believe all drugs are alike. As reported on CNN this morning, the FDA has recalled the generic for Wellbutrin XL, which has the generic name Budeprion XL. The FDA admitted they found many people mentioning it is not working, and it is not the same. Finally, we are taking a grip on our own medical treatment.
I have several drugs, generics, which had to be removed and replaced with the Name Brand, the only drug that worked. What happens, new drug companies come out with a cheaper drug and remove some components of the prior drug that worked for the patient. Wellbutrin XL is a prevalent drug and probably received more complaints than those which I reported, not working.
One thing to remember about the Name Brand – it is the original and the only original available. Patents on drugs are not handed over to the next company but change one thing, presto you are now the generic, cheaper, but at times, worthless.
We must understand many people cannot afford the Name Brand, and the generic does nothing – this leaves the people without proper health care – yes – in another area of Health Care. Don’t give in when your doctor disagrees with you; fight for your own health – you are the owner, the only owner of yourself.