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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said Monday that commercial members will receive a discount, and in some instances not be charged, for first-time use of several popular generic drugs.
Brand-name drugs that have a patent don't have an equivalent generic drug to compete with, so they're usually quite expensive.
Canadians are losing millions of dollars each month in cost savings because of government red tape and delays in approving less-expensive, bioequivalent generic drugs, according to a study released late August by researchers from Queens University.
The initiative also includes a commitment from generic drug manufacturers to continue bringing new generic drugs to the Canadian market and ensure a stable supply of generic drugs across the country.
They postulate that high user fees implemented under the Generic Drug User Fee Act of 2012 may have raised barriers to new firms entering markets while encouraging existing companies to leave.
Generic drug makers are opposed to the rule, which could open them up to more lawsuits.
Moreover, the patent expiry of a number of blockbuster drugs is also anticipated to expand the generic drug market in Canada.
12) The new rule would allow generic drug manufacturers to update warning labels without waiting for the brand-name manufacturer to make changes.
4] Significantly high numbers of doctors in this study were aware that generic drug manufacturers need to conduct bioequivalence studies to show equivalence between the generic and the innovator medicine.
both generic drug marketers and contract' manufacturers, have complained about the unfairness of a flat fee for facilities.
China and many other developing countries will become major transfer destinations of the generic drug industry for further growth.
Do your patients/clients understand what generic drugs are?

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