Most people believe that generic drugs are identical to the brand name. When you get a dispensed drug, you likely don’t think about who makes it. Your pharmacy may switch you from a brand to generic, or they may switch between generics.
Did you know that:
- 80% of the active ingredients in all our drugs, brand or generic, are coming from overseas
- 90% of our drug supply is generic (the majority of those drugs are being made overseas)
- 40% of our generics alone are coming from India
- Only 1% of the generic drugs produced by foreign manufacturers are tested by the FDA
- A whistleblower investigation found that 80% of the Chinese and Indian drug manufacturing plants that produce generic drugs for the United States have been identified as having fraudulent data regarding their product quality.
It’s no surprise that many patients complain that when switched from a brand name to a generic drug, they notice less effectiveness or more side effects on the generic. How do you know if your generic is placebo, real or contains potentially dangerous compounds? Without testing the drug in a dedicated lab, there is no way to know. There is one online pharmacy that you can order your medications from that tests all generics to confirm quality and ships to many states: https://www.valisure.com
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Great recommendations from Katherine Eban, investigative journalist and author of Bottle of Lies.