Generic drugs and brand name drugs have a number of differences. They can have different names, different colors and different prices to name a few. However, these differences do not necessarily mean generics and brand names don’t have the same effects. This week on Take Care, Dr. Elizabeth Higdon , an instructor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences campus in Colchester, Vermont, joins the program to talk about the quality of generic drugs, why they’re different from brand names and their benefits. Higdon holds a doctor of pharmacy degree, teaches classes on over-the-counter medications and works as a community pharmacist.