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)

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.