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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A generic medicine is a chemical copy of brand named medicines.
The Government of India to control the increased health-care expenses launched the Jan Aushadhi scheme in April 2008 by providing low-cost generic medicine.
5) Countries that intended to curtail their expenses and save the citizens from OOP expenditure on medicines adopted policies in favour of generic medicine.
A pilot study on generic medicine substitution practices among community pharmacists in the State of Penang, Malaysia.
Several companies may make the same generic medicine, each with their own brand name.
Summary: Drug substitution, or the use of cheaper generic medicine, could pose more harm to patients and potentially drive up healthcare costs if shifting to generics is based on economic grounds alone, cautioned an Emirati pharmacologist.
Gehlot also hailed the success of the free generic medicine supply scheme, saying the number of patients visiting government hospitals has increased by 50 percent.
The launch of these two strengths of our generic version of Solodyn brings an effective, affordable treatment option to patients who are managing this condition, and marks our ninth generic medicine in the tetracycline category, said Brendan OGrady, Executive Vice President and Head of North America Commercial at Teva.
India is one of the biggest generic medicine manufacturers in all over the world still generic medicines are less prescribed in India.
MANILA -- Five to six out of 10 Filipinos now take generic medicine, signifying its wider acceptance 25 years after the enactment of the Generics Act of 1988, according to the Department of Health.
A GROUP of emerging market countries led by Brazil and India has complained at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) about allegations that the European Union (EU) has been unfairly detaining transit shipments of generic medicine exports.
Bioequivalence is proved if the rate and extent of absorption of generic medicine is not significantly different from that of the innovative medicine[4] Once generic version of the innovator medicine is launched, the price of that medicine decreases substantially, which gives greater access to the larger number of patients.

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