What difference will it make

Re: Generic drugs, by Tom Fletcher, PNR, December 5

Re: Generic drugs, by Tom Fletcher, PNR, Dec. 5.

I belong to Pacific Blue Cross Insurance and am taking blood pressure pills. I was told by them to ask my doctor for a generic drug, which I did.

My doctor told me he would not prescribe it, as those drugs have not been tested. If other doctors in B.C. react similarly, what difference would it make, as Fletcher says “generic drugs will reduce the cost by 10 per cent as of April 1 and save the Pharmacare program about $10 million over the first two years?”

Joan Dear

Sidney