Ordering From a Generic Pharmacy – Exactly How Pharmacy Reviews Can Help

When it comes to purchasing drugs on the internet, shoppers are urged to look into pharmacy reviews to be aware of which online pharmacy is reputable or not. Plus, the FDA website is a very helpful source of information in policies with regards to online pharmacies and generic medicines.

Due to the global financial decline, many people today are more careful when it comes to spending their hard-earned income. Today’s shoppers would more than likely go for more affordable drugs than costly ones and it is relatively easy to find a local pharmacy offering less expensive drugs. What’s more, it is much easier to find cheaper medicines on the internet through an online generic pharmacy. Pharmacy reviews from consumers usually have helpful positive or negative remarks after they buy pills online.

The best option in figuring out whether an online generic pharmacy is legitimate is checking out whether their products are approved by the FDA. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the ruling body which controls and supervises the promotion and distribution of both brand-name and generic drugs. Buyers are reassured that generic drugs undergo exactly the same rigid process the brand-name drugs undergo. Before these generic drugs (or brand-name medicines) are offered on the market, they should undergo evaluation from Center for Drug Evaluation and Research or CDER.

Before drug manufacturers can sell their products on the market, they need to first test their own products to find out if they are in fact reliable and safe for use. Next, they must send to CDER evidence of the test they have conducted and scientists from the government agency will evaluate the test completed by the drug manufacturer. These scientists may involve chemists, doctors, pharmacologists, as well as other health authorities. In the event the drug is approved, then it is ready for purchase in the market.

The good news is, customers themselves could check out the FDA’s website to be aware which generic or brand-name drug is recognised by the FDA. The FDA publishes online an index of approved generic or brand-name drugs and this list is just updated regularly.

This list features the drug’s name and FDA application number, the active ingredients, the approval date, and the name of the company which made the drug. The approval type is also posted, whether the drug is approved, under tentative approval, or labeling revision.

More than three years ago, the FDA endorsed of labeling revisions with regard to common erectile dysfunction drugs like Cialis, Viagra, and Levitra. The government agency has required the companies to display the side effect ‘Potential risk of sudden hearing loss’ prominently on the label of these drugs. Abilify, Tamiflu, and Adderall are just a few of the medicines that also went through labeling revisions.

Read More

Generic Cure

Why Brand the Generic?

When the branded drug becomes a generic drug, what takes shape is a cure that becomes readily available for the many deprived, since the price of the drug falls drastically with the transition. Cheap Generic drugs thus become a challenge to the branded versions and with the help of internet pharmacy reaches you within no time. Online generic drugs open the box of cure that till then had been only within the reach of the branded. The reason is due to the lesser cost that goes behind the research and development of the generic as well as the stiff competition that exists between the large number of generic drug manufacturers. You now needn’t have to be rich to afford the cure to diseases where the drugs had been patented. Generic solves the hurdles with the same content and the same cure as the branded. To buy generic drugs is hence to buy the cure.

Pharmacy Online

Online generic drugs and internet pharmacy goes hand in hand; the need for the drug is felt by the click of the mouse. There even exist methods whereby the drugs could be prescribed online with the help of active medical units in the web world. You could try visiting online France pharmacy. You could at times be advised to change the branded with a generic drug by your pharmacists. What he means is good for you since it is not the coating of the drug or the color or shape which matters rather the dosage strength, manufacturing control and the labeling that define the generic drug. This under stringent requirements is tested and inspected by the authorities to remain the same and hence there needn’t be a lack of confidence in buying the generic version.

Read More

The Controversy of Viagra(r) (Sildenafil Citrate), Other ED Medications, and Their Generic Counterpa

There has definitely been a good deal of controversy over Viagra®, it’s use and more recently, it’s side effects among some unfortunate patients however, apart from the specific drug itself and the effects, reasons and results of it’s use, there has been another controversy of which only those involved would probably be aware. I am referring to the purchase and use of Generic Brands of Sildenafil Citrate.

Those involved being those who operate online generic Pharmacies, those who purchase through them and, by no means least, the thousands of Affiliates who market these.

Did you notice a moment ago when I called it Sildenafil Citrate and not Viagra®? It is, and has been referred to as Viagra®, regardless of whether Pfizer’s(TM) original brand or a generic version is being talked about, since it’s introduction to the Pharmacy industry, not to mention the public.

Although I thoroughly respect Pfizer’s(TM) right to guard it’s own trade mark with jealousy and, especially make sure that website domains are not being registered using their ‘property’, I can’t help thinking that, at least in many cases, most people’s use of the Viagra® moniker is more part of our social and language set than any deliberate attempt to profit by using the name, albeit in a legally questionable way.

There are plenty of examples, where what was originally a ‘brand’ or ‘trade name’ has become the popular means of identifying an object, product or other such item. Obviously, the use of these brand names and their becoming part of our descriptive language generally applies to the ‘first’ or ‘original’ of the given item in question. I can’t give too many examples, being Australian; mine would only mean something to my countrymen. I am only familiar with a couple of examples from say… the US or the UK but I’m sure everyone gets the picture.

Having said this however, I think the crux of the matter lies not so much in the ‘name’ itself, but the use of the Viagra® name to describe and market the generic equivalents – and they are equivalents, PROVIDED they do contain the same active ingredients and if they are made and packaged with the care and controls that most people from developed countries expect from such products.

The name ‘Viagra®’ belongs to Pfizer(TM) and there’s no doubt or argument that can circumvent that fact however, to use the term ‘Generic Viagra’, provided it’s not used in a company name or exclusive website domain, is simply a means to describe to visitors and potential customers what you are offering. For instance, if I were to advertise ‘Generic Levis’, people would know that I am not selling Levi Strauss(TM) jeans. The word ‘generic’ makes that quite clear and I’m sure there is no way any misunderstanding could result.

In fact, if there were any misunderstanding, it would be in favor of Levis(TM) because, although it’s totally untrue technically and in reality, generic still means ‘inferior’ to many people. Of course, generic means ‘non-brand name’. There is nothing to suggest that the word does, or ever has meant anything else. Although realistically, in terms of some products that are generic, there are definitely cases where ‘generic’ has become a little ‘synonymous’ with ‘not as good as the original’. A number of generic or ‘no-name’ food items come to mind.

Not so, with generic medications. They either have the active ingredients, in the prescribed quantities, or they don’t. If they don’t, they are not generic they are forgeries! Forgery means forgery but generic does not. Generic means ‘the same but not the original’, (and more often much cheaper!).

The controversy, as long-winded as it has been, could be coming to a close, for a couple of good reasons. I predict that the close of the issue and consequent legal approval of a number of generic drugs will occur sooner rather than later. After all, in the ‘generic drug’ category, it has been progressing for some time now. How many different brands (and ‘no name’ versions) of aspirin or acetaminophen can you now choose from?

The patent which allows Pfizer(TM) to claim exclusivity with regard to the chemical is enforceable until 2013 however, one of the patents concerning the discovery of its positive effects on impotence, has been withdrawn in the UK (where Viagra® was first discovered). According to a report of the court case, it was determined that the information forming the basis of the patent was already in the ‘Public Domain’ at the time of the patent application.

Read More