In this day and age, it has become so difficult to get by and make ends meet because even the most basic commodities have been pretty expensive. Thus, becoming ill is such a big no-no for most of us, particularly the working professionals who are usually the family's breadwinner. Most of the time, even if we do not feel fine, we try our very best to be okay because we knew that getting sick will cost us a lot of money and of course, we do not like that to happen. People are often unable to afford life-saving medicines particularly those we usually refer to as "maintenance" medicines. Personally speaking, I appreciate generic medicines because it is so much more affordable than branded ones. Unknown to many, generic drugs are proven to be just as effective as the more popular brands. I really think that the general public should eradicate that mindset that 'only branded drugs' work. That's why I so am glad upon learning that the country's largest drugstore chain, The Generics Pharmacy recently launched TGP Paracetamol--proven safe and effective and probably the country's most affordable paracetamol tablet for the price of Php 1.00 per tablet.
For those who don't know much about Kuya Kim, he had suffered from a stroke in 2012 and last year, he was diagnosed with the Guillain Barre Syndrome--a self-limiting condition of the nerves that can be paralyzed someone from head to toe. It causes weakness and paralysis to the limbs. "One thing I've realized after having gone to two life changing experience in my life, I had really been blessed. I was able to see just how pitiful our healthcare system is. What's worse is that if you're not that well off and you suddenly get sick, it will probably cost you a fortune especially with those expensive treatments," explained Kuya Kim. "Had I been poor, I knew I might've been dead by now. My wife had spent more than 2 million for my stroke treatment alone. I've experienced throbbing in pain while you still had to queue and wait for your turn before a physician could check on you," shares Kuya Kim during the press launch of the TGP Paracetamol at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.
"The best endorsement is the one I am very passionate about. I'm totally happy that The Generics Pharmacy signed me up to promote and endorse the TGP Paracetamol. For someone who needs to spend a lot on a daily basis as treatment for my sickness, this includes constant intake of paracetamol for the pain, I am thankful that The Generic Pharmacy had introduced TGP Paracetamol which are readily available in the market today. Another good news is the price, for one peso per tablet, you're sure to keep the pain away."
With over 1,600 franchised outlets nationwide, The Generics Pharmacy continues to promote its pro-health advocacy by getting reputable well-known personalities such as Kuya Kim, Binibining Pilipinas beauty queen and professional pharmacist Janine Tugonon and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto to support their cause.
The company is committed to provide the highest quality of healthcare possible at very affordable price by adding a wide range of generic medicines like vitamins, maintenance medicines for the heart, diabetes and cholesterol, and its new product--TGP Paracetamol.
TGP also offers free services such as the Dial-A-Doctor program wherein they can get free medical consultation from a doctor on duty and receive recommendations right away by simply dialing 732-3333. The service is a available from Monday to Saturday, from 8:30AM to 5:30AM.