Toledo Water Safe, Cloudy and Humid, Buy Generic, Like Us On Facebook

Water to Toledo (Source: WOIO)
Water to Toledo (Source: WOIO)

Around 9:30 a.m. this morning, Mayor Collins announced the water crisis in Toledo in over. The mayor lifted the ban, saying the drinking water in the area is now safe to drink. The announcement was made after all six follow-up tests came back clean. During the news conference Mayor Collins announced that residential homes, hospitals, etc. will need to flush water from their systems, as will dentist offices, nursing homes and other medical facilities.

MONDAY: Partly cloudy and with a little humidity. High: 83
MONDAY NIGHT:  Mostly cloudy.  LOW: 64
TUESDAY: Partly cloudy and the chance of showers and storms returns  High: 80

It is a question all of us face in the medicine aisles of our supermarket or pharmacy. Should we fork over more to buy a brand name product or should we get the generic instead? We have the surprising results of a new study about our healthcare buying habits. This study found that the average consumer chooses the more expensive option and that actually isn't the best thing to do. In fact, they found we are wasting some real money. This study was done by the University of Chicago and Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Researchers looked at Nielsen data from 125,000 houses, tracking their purchases on pharmacy items and food. The store brands that were purchased cost, on average, half of what name brand products do.

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 Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager