PITTSBURGH — Mylan's Canadian subsidiary has launched a new website that is designed to help Canadians learn more about the value, reliability and quality of generic pharmaceuticals.
Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC said ChoosingGenerics.ca is divided into three sections to help visitors learn the facts about generic drugs, understand the cost savings associated with choosing a generic instead of a brand equivalent and get helpful tools to talk to physicians and pharmacists about prescription medications. The site also includes a personal medication tracker and instructions on how to read a prescription drug label. Available in English and French, the resource provides a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions and "myths and facts" to help consumers gain a better understanding of the advantages of generic pharmaceuticals.
"One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to pharmaceutical products is that if it costs more, then it must be of better quality," said Richard Guest, president of Mylan's business in Canada. "This idea couldn't be more wrong. Generic drugs are every bit as safe, potent and effective as brand name drugs. Generic drug companies have been providing patients in Canada with safe and affordable medicines for more than 50 years."