Healthcare Business

Generic Medications

Woman Asking a Question 01

I’ve heard of generic medications before, but what are these medications?
I know they are cheaper, but are generic mediations safe?

A generic medication is a government-authorized pharmaceutical product that has the same active components, quality, efficacy, and safety as the original medication.
Pharmaceutical companies are able to offer generic medications at a lower price because of lower development costs.

Pharmacist Answering Question 01
Woman Asking a Question 02

I see! With the same efficacy and safety,
generic medications would also help cut family medical care costs.
How much will I save by switching to generic medications though?

That is something that everyone wants to know.
The HGST Health Insurance Association provides information on the savings offered by switching to generic medications on its “Data on Price Differences Between Original and Generic Medications” website.
For more information, please follow the instructions below.

Pharmacist Answering Question 02
Woman Asking a Question 03

Thank you! I will take a look!

Accessing My Health Web to Check Data on the Price Differences Between Original and Generic Mediations

  1. Click the [Medical Statements] button on the HGST Health Insurance Association Top page.
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  2. Enter your ID and password to log in.
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  3. Click any of the links in the red boxes to learn more.
    To check on a personal basis, click one of the buttons in (4).
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Anyone interested in switching to generic medications should consult with their physician or a pharmacist at the hospital or pharmacy.

*A physician may decide not to have a patient switch to a generic medication due to the medical treatment or other such reasons. It is important to listen closely to the information provided by your doctor or pharmacist before choosing the medication that is right for you.

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