Generic vs. Brand Name Medications: What’s the Difference?

 You’ve seen Advil and ibuprofen in your pharmacy, but is one better than the other? Most people assume Advil is the superior option. However, generic drugs contain the same active ingredients as their brand-name counterparts and work the same way. The only major difference between the two is the cost.

 

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GENRUS UNITED Partners with Digital Nova Scotia (DNS) to provide access to a Prescription Drug Assistance Program.

Genrus United is providing members of DNS with free access to the prescription savings program to give back to the community and assist in the fight against COVID-19.

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Nova Scotians looking to pay less for prescriptions turning to Genrus United

Families across Nova Scotia without drug plans are saving hundreds of dollars a year on prescription medications — all thanks to a membership-based savings assistance program called Genrus United.

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The Prescription Shoppe is the first pharmacy in Newfoundland and Labrador to partner with Genrus United

 

Genrus United Pharmacy Partner Prescription Shoppe in St. John's, NewfoundlandPaying for groceries or paying for prescription medications? It’s a heartbreaking choice many Newfoundland and Labrador residents face every month

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Giving 500 Memberships to N.B. Residents

 

Genrus United will donate 500 year-long memberships for New Brunswickers who live in the areas of Saint John, Fredericton, Grand Bay, and Rothesay to help ease the financial strain of prescription medications.

The announcement of the 500-free-memberships campaign came amid the Covid-19 pandemic when many are facing greater financial uncertainty due to job losses or budget cuts.

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Pharmacists seek to expand drug plan - CBC Radio's Maritime Noon with Bob Murphy

Pharmacists seek to expand drug plan – CBC Radio’s Maritime Noon with Bob Murphy

Aired: Jan. 28, 2020.
Listen to the first 10 minutes as Maritime Noon Host Bob Murphy interviews Jack Davies, owner of Poulain’s PharmaChoice in Stellarton, Nova Scotia to learn more about how Genrus United is helping consumers maintain their health through frequently taken prescription drugs that cost less due to the buying power of thousands of members.

Genrus United spearheads Canada’s first-ever private pharmacare system

Bible Hill company spearheads Canada’s first-ever private pharmacare system.

Pharmacist reaching for a prescription
Deborah Ellis can now offer her patients affordable medications, if they are signed up under the Genrus coverage plan. – Fram Dinshaw

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N.S. affordable prescription drug program expanding

Program covers 150 medications, mostly for chronic illnesses

Pharmacist Jody Pilling says a few dozen of his patients are Genrus United members. (Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith/CBC)

A Nova Scotia prescription drug program for people without health plans is expanding.

Genrus United is a membership-based buying group headquartered in Bible Hill, N.S. CEO Paul Graham said the program makes prescription drugs more affordable for people who have to pay out of pocket.

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Truro-based Genrus United teaming up with local pharmacies to solve national pharmacare challenge one community at a time

Truro-based Genrus United teaming up with local pharmacies to solve national pharmacare challenge one community at a time

DEC 9, 2019. TRURO NS – Genrus United, a pioneer in working with communities to make prescription drugs more affordable, launched Canada’s first ever private sector approach to pharmacare today, teaming up with local Nova Scotia pharmacies to dramatically reduce the amount patients pay for hundreds of popular prescriptions, often reducing their out of pocket cost by as much as 80%.

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