I can’t even count how many times I have been told that the generic is “exactly the same” as the brand. I’m sure you didn’t mean it like that, krevus, but it punches a button for me. I’m not sure who’s trying to fool whom — doctor to patient or big pharma to doctor or big pharma to patient or round and round — but this much is clear: Generics ARE NOT the same as Name Brands. And judging by some postors here, BRAND NAMES are no longer the same as brand names! Way back in the day, college kids were manufacturing cleaner products than these multibillion-dollar corporations. Well, especially if those corporations are depending on China and India — with NO REGULATIONS — to be doing the manufacturing.
So much in this country is out of control.