Helpful Resources

Below is a list of resources on the effectiveness, availability, and value of generic medications.

From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Office of Generic Drugs

A comprehensive resource for all matters regarding generic medications. Prepared by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the FDA.

Generic Drugs: Questions and Answers

Direct access to the FDA's Generic Drugs Question and Answer section.

From Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Medication Lookup

An interactive search based on your pharmacy benefit that gives you information on various medications. It will even tell you when a generic equivalent is available.

The Value of Generic Medications

A sample cost comparison list of some of the most commonly prescribed brand-name medications and their generic equivalents.This sample list, arranged alphabetically, helps illustrate the potential cost-effectiveness of generic medications.

Our health and wellness site. Search for "generic medications" to find the most up-to-date information available, including news and journal articles, special reports, book reviews, and essays. Plus, our Drug Database will provide additional information on a library of medications.