If you have ever gone to your local drugstore and purchased an OTC pain reliever like Tylenol, you instantly recognize the brand. Most drugstores now carry the generic equivalent to Tylenol called Acetaminophen which is usually placed next to the brand in the retail shelving. If you take note of the price difference, the generic version is generally 25% or more cheaper than the brand name. I go for the generic version every time.
The same can be said with prescription medications.
Our partner SaveRxCanada.to launched the IGP program (International Generic Program) in 2004 and it has been a success ever since. Just as its name implies, the International Generics Program is aimed at providing customers with the generic versions of medications that are currently only available as brand name. All pharmaceuticals obtained through the International Generic Program are the generic equivalents of approved brand name drugs. Most of these prescription drugs are manufactured in UK MHRA, Australian TGA, US Food and Drug Administration, German PIC and Health Canada inspected facilities located overseas in India. Moreover, they can be purchased at hefty discount prices above and beyond the already lower prices on brand name medications on the site.
You can easily identify what medications are available through the Internal Generic Programs when you search in the drug catalog. It will contain the words "International Generic Program".
Here is an example of savings for Viagra. The generic equivalent is called Sildenafil Citrate.
From the drug catalog (Pricing on January 9th, 2017) – Click here
Viagra (Brand Pfizer – Canada) 20x50mg Tablet - $430.85
Viagra (Brand Pfizer – Germany) 20x50mg Tablet - $264.00
Viagra (Generic – International Generic Program) - 20x50mg Tablet - $104.99
If you purchase the brand name Viagra from Germany instead of Canada the percentage saved is 38.73% ($430.85 - $264.00 = saved amount of $166.85).
That by itself increases your savings when choosing the same brand name from a different country.
If you choose the generic version of Viagra instead, the additional savings is another 60.23% ($264.00 - $104.99 = additional saved amount of $159.01).
As you can clearly see, the International Generic Program increases savings significantly.
I recommend you do comparison of what you pay for your medication at your local US drugstore versus the prices listed on our partner's site (SaveRxCanada.to). You can determine the additional savings between brand names versus generics.
I'm sure its enough to put a smile on your face :)