Most medications prescribed in the U.S. are available as generic medications, which are almost always lower cost than the brand, and often 90% less. In fact, over 80% of medications dispensed are now generic drugs.
In the U.S., generic drugs often cost less than in Canada and many other countries as well. However, generic drug prices within the U.S. are different from pharmacy to pharmacy, with some medications costing 90% less at one pharmacy than another neighboring pharmacy. Shop around to get the lowest price.