This September, we at Generika Drugstore are one with the Government in celebrating Generics Awareness Month.
We laud the Department of Health for recognizing the need to increase public awareness of generic medicines. We share the Department’s conviction that “optimal use of generic medicines is one way to ensure sustainable access to quality and affordable essential medicines and to reduce out-of-pocket spending aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Universal Healthcare agenda.”
Providing the public access to quality and affordable generic medicines is core to the vision and mission of Generika Drugstore.
From the time we opened our first store in 2004, pioneering the retail of generic medicines in the Philippines, we have been at the forefront of making safe, quality, and affordable generic medicines available to the public: providing access through our network of community drugstores that has grown nationwide; partnering with reputable generics manufacturers and suppliers, both here and abroad, to expand the supply of generic medicines and provide a wider range of alternatives to the public; and providing them at affordable prices, with savings of up to 85% vs. the leading brands.
Essential to providing the public access to quality and affordable generic medicines, is educating them about generics.
Our stores actively engage in community events and in-store activities that aim to educate the public about generics – their formulation, use, and efficacy, as well as the role of the Food and Drugs Administration in the vetting process to allow them to make informed decisions relative to their health and budget. Our Store Pharmacists and pharmacy assistants are trained in guiding our customers through the safe and affordable generic alternatives available for their medicine requirements. We provide our customers a Gamot Guide, a printed reminder that aids them in the proper intake, storage, and understanding of the possible contraindication of the generic medicines they buy. We continue to expand our presence, opening more branches nationwide, reaching communities, and providing access to quality and affordable generic medicines.
On behalf of over one thousand strong and committed Employees, Frontliners, Franchise Business Partners, Principals, and Stakeholders of Generika Drugstore, I thank the Department of Health for all their efforts in pushing for broader access to affordable medicines. We congratulate them on the launch of the new medium-term Philippine Medicines Policy. We have noted its salient points and key pillars and we share its mission to ensure “Access sa gamot at serbisyo, mapapaabot sa lahat ng Pilipino,” consistent with our own campaign of providing “Ginhawang Generika Para sa Lahat.”
As Generika Drugstore joins the Department of Health in the celebration of the Generics Awareness Month, you can count on us to be your partner in providing every Filipino, access to safe, quality, and affordable generic medicines.
Mabuhay kayong lahat!