Distinguish between brand and generic.
WRONG: The doctor put Smith on Crestor.
RIGHT: The doctor put Smith on rosuvastatin.
Note: In Diabetic Living, refer to drugs by the generic name and include the brand name in parentheses. This helps to clarify information for our readers.
The doctor put Smith on rosuvastatin (Crestor).
Be careful to clarify whether a drug has been approved by the FDA, is awaiting approval, or is still being considered. Homeopathic drugs are NOT FDA-approved.