Cheap but desirable: Generic drugs a great alternative to the brand-names for hypertension

Hypertension is a common health problem worldwide, but the cost of antihypertensive drugs can be a major barrier to treatment in low- and middle-income areas. One solution could be generic drugs, as opposed to brand-name ones, if only the debate on their efficacy is settled. In a paper recently published in Chinese Medical Journal, researchers report evidence from a longitudinal study that generic antihypertensives could be just as suitable as brand-name drugs.