Recent Blog Articles

Harvard Health Blog

Generic drugs: don’t ask, just tell

January 7, 2013
  • By Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health

About the Author

photo of Patrick J. Skerrett

Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health

Pat Skerrett is the editor of STAT's First Opinion and host of the First Opinion podcast. He is the former editor of the Harvard Health blog and former Executive Editor of Harvard Health Publishing. Before that, he was editor of … See Full Bio
View all posts by Patrick J. Skerrett


As a service to our readers, Harvard Health Publishing provides access to our library of archived content. Please note the date of last review or update on all articles.

No content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician.


February 12, 2013

As you recognize, the medication in Propecia and therefore the 5mg generic area unit constant, simply completely different dosages. Cutting the 5mg pill shouldn’t turn out something completely different from the 1mg name whole pill. i assume you may return to attempting the name whole Propecia to visualize if that creates any distinction, however i might be stunned if it did.

reviews of pharmacies
February 8, 2013

You posting are wonderful and informative.

January 28, 2013

does anyone here have any tendency to turn to wholelistic medication? acupuncture perhaps?

January 25, 2013

Generic drugs are really effective as that of brand drugs. I stopped brand and started taking generics. Here is one information that is really good, which I read from International Drug Mart.

Kia Parts dealer
January 24, 2013

Very insightful information. Thank you!

January 10, 2013

I totally agree that every new habit begins with mental shifts

Pilates Orange County
January 10, 2013

The fact remains that avoiding quest for brand-name drug is indeed a tough one.

Commenting has been closed for this post.

You might also be interested in…

Harvard Health Letter

Want to reduce pain in your knees and be more active? Eat smarter and reduce your risk for a heart attack? Improve your flexibility and balance so you don’t fall? Sleep the entire night so you have more energy during the day? Take control of your health right now! In Harvard Health Letter, you’ll find easy remedies and solutions to these common challenges and more.

Read More

Free Healthbeat Signup

Get the latest in health news delivered to your inbox!

Harvard Health Publishing Logo

Thanks for visiting. Don't miss your FREE gift.

The Best Diets for Cognitive Fitness, is yours absolutely FREE when you sign up to receive Health Alerts from Harvard Medical School

Sign up to get tips for living a healthy lifestyle, with ways to fight inflammation and improve cognitive health, plus the latest advances in preventative medicine, diet and exercise, pain relief, blood pressure and cholesterol management, and more.

Harvard Health Publishing Logo

Health Alerts from Harvard Medical School

Get helpful tips and guidance for everything from fighting inflammation to finding the best diets for weight loss...from exercises to build a stronger core to advice on treating cataracts. PLUS, the latest news on medical advances and breakthroughs from Harvard Medical School experts.

BONUS! Sign up now and
get a FREE copy of the
Best Diets for Cognitive Fitness

Harvard Health Publishing Logo

Stay on top of latest health news from Harvard Medical School.

Plus, get a FREE copy of the Best Diets for Cognitive Fitness.