Generics: Safe, Effective & Essential Medications
Generics – Safe, Effective, Essential Medications
- When a generic drug product is approved, it has met rigorous standards established by the FDA with respect to identity, strength, quality, purity, and potency.
- The generic drug manufacturer must prove its drug is the same as (bioequivalent) the brand name drug.
- Through review of bioequivalence data, FDA ensures that the generic product performs the same as its respective brand name product. This standard applies to all generic drugs, whether immediate or controlled release.
- All generic manufacturing, packaging, and testing sites must pass the same quality standards as those of brand name drugs, and the generic products must meet the same exacting specifications as any brand name product. In fact, many generic drugs are made in the same manufacturing plants as brand name drug products.
- Source: www.fda.gov