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HeatherShell
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Fayetteville, GA
USA
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Posted - 01/17/2007 :  12:13:52 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I can tell you that 90% of OTC medicine is made by one of a few companies and just relabeled. Check it out...look for "Cumberland Swan, or Perrigo on the boxes.

Heather
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JosInFL
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Orlando, FL
USA
11 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2007 :  04:21:03 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I work in manufacturing and I can tell you that there is a lot of play in the "water" and other ingredients in the products you buy. So I have no doubt some products are the same (I mean what can you do to plain rice or plain beans. But spices are different and a company can save big money, even millions on leaving out just a bit of spice in your product. Or cream. But milk is milk and I will buy a local brand over a big name brand if I know that the dollars end up going back to our economy.
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HeidiS
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Toledo, OH
USA
143 Posts

Posted - 02/26/2007 :  8:05:08 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Meijer brand has some great food products. I can't tell you how many people I know that buy them and swear there is no difference. I actually like their frozen self rising pizza better then the name brands. My son begs me to buy those instead of the Digorno.

I buy most of my meds generic. I have a sister and two aunts that are nurses and they swear there is no difference. So I buy Target and Walmart brands a lot.

Heidi, No longer new but always willing to learn more!
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JuanitaJ
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Houston, TX
USA
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Posted - 09/26/2013 :  2:15:41 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Any meds that I can get in generic, I buy generic. I have one that I cannot get in generic in the USA and my insurance company fights me every time I need a refill (it's expensive). So I started ordering it from a Canadian company. They have it in generic. It worked exactly the same. The name brand in the USA is $450 per month, it's $40 for three months from Canada.

I buy a lot of store brands and find that most of them are as good or better than the name brands. There are a few exceptions though. I have yet to find a really good store brand of soup.

Juanita
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Happily shopping the Houston, TX area.
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SheilaC
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Philadelphia, PA
USA
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Posted - 09/26/2013 :  4:14:50 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I think I would have a harder time finding a brand name I would "have" to have! Everything in my house is generic as long as I can get it gluten free.
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