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Wednesday May 2nd, 2012

What does "generic" really mean?

This year many popular brand-name drugs will become available in generic form. Are they as good? The Food and Drug Administration approves both brand-name and generic drugs. The two medicines are identical in active ingredient(s), strength, quality, safety, and how they work; required lab testing to prove they are absorbed 80% - 125% as well as the original (the average tends to be 96% - 104%); manufacturing standards that ensure consistency and purity. Brand-name and generic drugs are different in