White brand names on the rise

vickylass By vickylass, 6th May 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3rxulcr1/
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White brand names and generics to help us save some money.

White brand names on the rise

On these days, this type of brand name products and produce are taking 38% of the space in Spanish fridges, but there can be people that don´t know what a white brand name is. These brands are a distributor´s own brand name products or produce. They´re a lot cheaper than those manufactured ones and they are just as good if one knows how to search and to choose.
In the begining, these white brand name products / produce were used by a given supermarket chain store to attract customers, but as the crisis deepens and many people are obliged to cut down on expenses, these brand name products / produce have gained people´s confidence.
On these days, these brands have improved a great deal and so we can find coffee, sugar, legumes, rice, pasta, tinned produce, cleaning products and more and they´re a lot cheaper than the ones advertised on the media.
It´s the same with medicines and most doctors in many countries are obliged to precribe generics so as to save money to the ministry of health.
WHAT ARE GENERICS?
In medicines, a generic is the main ingredient used to make medicines. Thus, for instance, an aspirin´s main ingredient is "acido acetil salicilico" All of them no matter what laboratory makes them, have to use this type of acid. Then, every laboratory will put its own name to commercialise them and the those sold as generics will be a lot cheaper than the branded ones. The aspirins I use, for instance, are called AAS, meaning the name of the generic ingredient and it only costs me one Euro per box of 50 tablets against Bayer´s famous boxes of aspirins, which are sold at four Euro per a box of 20.
The drops I use for my glaucoma are very expensive if I buy the laboratory´s branded ones, but they save me quite a bit, using the generic ones.
Laboratories may not like our option to use generics rather than their branded medicines, but the results are just the same at a lower price. Don´t we already know what colossal business is the pharmaceutical one? It is, indeed.
Don´t be afraid of using either the supermarket white brands or pharmaceutical generics, because they´re just as good as the ones advertised on the media, but a lot cheaper and this is what matters in the end.

(C) Copyright. Vicky Pino. May 6th 2014.
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Brand Names, Generics, Laboratories, Price, Supermarkets

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