Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Make a Smart Switch to Watsons Generics and Save Up to 80% versus the Leading Brands

As a mom, our family member’s health is always my main concern. However, maintenance medications of the elderly lolos and lolas, the vitamins and supplements for my kid, or cough and colds medicines for my hubby, just get to be plain expensive.

It’s galling to have to spend so much money on something, especially since branded medicines could be very costly. That is why I try to find ways to save more by buying affordable medicines for our various health needs, without having to worry about quality and cost.


Yes, there are branded drugs and there are generic drugs that are supposed to be cheaper, but if you are like some people who just can’t bring yourself to switch to cheaper drugs because you are unsure of the quality, take heart. Without too much hassle, generic drugs can save you up to 80% on the cost of a prescription and still get the same safety, strength, quality and performance when compared with the brand name drug and probably keep you from going broke in the process.


In the recent launch of its own generics line, Watsons, the number one pharmacy retail brand in Asia, gives families more options for high quality but affordable generic medicines. It's not just generics, it's Watsons Generics. The event was hosted by Christine Jacobs who unveiled the newest brand ambassadors, Edu Manzano and Lorna Tolentino.  Ensuring that Watsons Generics' drugs are just as good as their name-brand counterparts, they said that they have tried the products first before agreeing to endorse them.


Watsons Generics is the Watsons brand’s own line of high quality and affordable generics medicines. In the Philippines, Watsons is mostly known to carry health and beauty products. You might ask why is Watsons introducing a generics line. The answer is simple. Watsons was a pharmacy first, with heritage that can be traced back to Hong Kong in the 1840s. They felt that it was time to launch their own brand in the health sector and go back to the roots of their history of being a pharmacy.


With its wide range of medicines and supplements, the most essential health needs of the entire family can be met. Pantry stocking is made easy and affordable with various vitamins, pain relief, cough and cold medicines to aid the recovery of a sick loved one. With the roster of effective and affordable antibiotics, moms like me are equipped to fight off common bacteria. The younger generation will be able to find supplements like Vitamin B that will suit their fast-paced lifestyle. Young women can also purchase affordable beauty ingestives such as collagen or glutathione, giving them the opportunity to be able to focus on other things such as a dream vacation. The elderly can also benefit from its wide portfolio of maintenance medicines to help manage their diabetes, hypertension or high blood. The lolo of the family, who previously would not regularly take his maintenance medicines due to high costs, can now make the switch to affordable generics as he is now assured of its quality.


“We recognize that each family will have specific needs when it comes to their health. However, with the rising cost of not just medicines but all commodities, families may have difficulty meeting each specific need. We aim to help families by giving them more healthcare options and the ability to purchase affordable, high-quality medicines. This will not just give them access to quality healthcare products, they will also be able to focus their finances on other important matters,” said Mr. Danilo Chiong, Health Business Unit Director of Watsons.

(From Left-Right) Event host Christine Jacobs-Sandejas, Robert Sun, General Manager of Watsons Philippines, Danilo Chiong, Head of the Health Business Unit for Watsons Personal Care Stores (Phils) Inc., Dr. Teodoro Herbosa, Undersecretary of the Department of Health, Brand Ambassadors Lorna Tolentino and Edu Manzano, Dr. Anthony Leachon, President of the Philippine College of Physicians, and Martin So, CEO of ASW H&B Asia and Eastern Europe.
The entire generics line includes maintenance medicines for diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol, antibiotics to fight off the common bacteria, dietary supplements for skin enhancement, anti-ageing and over-all wellness, basic vitamins, oral analgesics, and other over the counter medicines. This is just the first phase, and Watsons aims to continuously launch generic medicines to provide wider healthcare solution.

It will also offer a wide array of medicines and supplements that are manufactured by trusted partners to ensure that all products are of high quality, safe and effective while maintaining its affordability. By providing quality generic medicines to the public, Watsons aims to build trust amongst its consumers and encourage them to be more proactive on maintaining their health.

To ensure the quality of Watsons Generics, all medicines have passed the regulatory requirements of local and international quality assurance agencies. The medicines are registered with the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA), passed bioequivalence test and the manufactured by facilities with certificates of Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP). It has all of these quality assurances while offering up to 80% savings vs. leading brands.


“For more than 170 years, Watsons has been providing health and wellness products to its customers worldwide. We are excited to do the same in the Philippines by allowing Filipino families to take charge of their health without the fear of financial burden,” said Mr. Chiong.

Also, he squarely addressed consumers' health and financial concerns, providing an alternative that gives them peace of mind and an assurance of high quality for their most pressing health concerns.

Watsons ensures that its entire generics line is carried by all Watsons outlets nationwide. At present, it operates over 330 stores and will be present in all future Watsons outlets.
Don’t forget to switch to Watsons Generics and save because it's the best way to save money on medical costs. Stay healthy. Although it sounds trite, your health, as well as your family's health, is your most important asset. Regular exercise and a proper diet reduce the risk of many diseases and improve self-esteem, both of which will help in cutting down on health care costs.


 

2 comments:

  1. i been switching to watson since last month i love their shampoo!

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  2. I love watsons and whenever I go to a mall, I always check their store!

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