Today I bought Zerlex tablet, a generic antihistamine tablet, at Rose Pharmacy SM City Cebu. I was very surprised that the price is P5.85 per tablet.
When in Manila last Feb. 2010, I bought the same tablet at the Generics Pharmacy in Baclaran. The price was P9.00 ++ per tablet. Compared with the price at the Rose Pharmacy, I saved about 45%.
The Generics Pharmacy is advertised as selling generic medicine at lower prices. However, the situation above illustrates that the Generics Pharmacy is not living up to its supposed service because its medicine costs higher than the Rose Pharmacy which is a reputed chain pharmacy.
I hope the Generics Pharmacy will be true to their vision/mission of selling cheap generic medicine.