Hey Dr. Rassman,
I currently cut a generic version of Finasteride 5 MG, which I purchase directly at my local Walgreens. I keep reading on your site that you should make sure that you are getting what you pay for and should question the validity of across sea’s medication.
I did some research and I found out that Walgreens get’s their generic Finasteride 5mg version from a company called: Teva Pharmaceuticals US. Walgreens.com
I then googled that company and their generic Finasteride together and I found out the following: Teva finasteride
At the bottom I can identify that they are talking about my pill by it’s identification of being blue and having “93” on one side and “7355” on the other. But what I noticed was that the medicine is manufactured in Jerusalem, Isreal (By Teva IND) and then they send it to their Pennsylvania location to Teva US.
I called 3 different Walgreens and asked them about this drug and they assured me that it is FDA regulated and that I am getting what it says I am. I don’t think a company like Walgreens would allow bad medication to be sent in….but my question to you is if you would trust the validity of this drug because it’s being manufactured in Isreal?
Thank you for your time
Many drugs are manufactured overseas by good companies which subscribe to FDA quality manufacturing rules. Teva Pharmaceuticals is one of those companies. They’re one of the largest makers of generic medications in the world.