Local chemists are calling for customers to by generic brands

Local chemists are calling for customers to by generic brands

Local chemists are supporting health minister Tanya Plibersek, in a call for consumers to purchase generic prescription medicines, rather than more expensive brand-name drugs.

Ms Plibersek is encouraging people to seek out the best price for their medications.

Chemist and owner of John Matthews and Co Chemist in Bathurst, Marcus Heiner, says it pays for people to ask around to make sure they’re getting the best deal, as there is usually a cheaper alternative.

There can often be up to $15 difference between brand names, even if they are the exact same product.

Mr Heiner says what people don’t realise is, quite often two different brands of medicines will come out of the one place.

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