GENERIC AND BRANDED MEDICINES
SPECIFIC SPEECH PURPOSE: At the end of my speech, I want my classmates to be enlightened regarding the effectiveness of generic and branded medicines. THESIS STATEMENT: Professionals say that brand (proprietary) name and generic (nonproprietary) name medicines are both reliable because the active ingredients in it are the same but one is cheaper than the other. OUTLINE OF THE SPEECH
I. ATTENTION STEP
Michel Montaigne said, “For a desperate disease a desperate cure”. When one’s life is at stake, we have to be sure that we are counting on the right kind of medicine. How do we know if we are counting on the right drug? Here, the reliability of generic and branded medicines will be tackled. II. CLARIFICATION STEP
The reliability of the economical generic medicines and the effectiveness of the expensive branded medicines are always talked about when it comes to medicine issues. To dig deeper into the issue, I shall enlighten you with the facts I have gathered in order to guide us in discerning which one is effective: The costly branded drugs or the cheap generic drugs?
I. Definition of Generic and Branded Medicines
A. Generic is an active ingredient of the medicine.
B. Brand name is chosen by the manufacturer, usually on the basis that it can be recognized, pronounced and remembered by health professionals and members of the public. II. Effectiveness of Generic and Branded Medicines
A. They are both effective.
B. They have the same active ingredients.
C. Both are required to be registered and approved by BFAD before they can be sold in the market. III. Reasons why Generic Medicines are cheaper than branded ones A. Branded Medicines are made by pharmaceutical companies that spent time and money for the research and development of the new medicine. B. Manufacturers of Generic Medicines only need to cover its...