Whether you're looking for heartburn relief, aspirin, vitamins or even shampoo and lipstick, shopping at a drugstore can be daunting. There are so many choices
that the easiest option can be buying a brand you know.
But drugstore markups can lead to serious overspending. At the very least, you could be overpaying
for a drug that can be found much cheaper in a generic version
. After all, the Food and Drug Administration requires generic medications to have the same active ingredients as the patented medications they replace, so you're buying the same product, but you aren't paying extra for the fancy branding and packaging.
Outside of prescription drugs, which items at a drugstore are you likely to be charged more for?