generic drug


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Noun1.generic drug - when the patent protection for a brand-name drug expires generic versions of the drug can be offered for sale if the FDA agrees; "generic drugs are usually cheaper than brand-name drugs"
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
generic - any product that can be sold without a brand name
brand-name drug, proprietary drug - a drug that has a trade name and is protected by a patent (can be produced and sold only by the company holding the patent)
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generic drug

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