Generic and Brand Name Medicines

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This six-page handout educates people about brand name and generic medicines. It explains that though brand name and generic medicines may have differences in appearance, taste, or cost, under U.S. law they must contain the same active drug ingredients and have the same effects, dose strength, use, side effects, and safety guidance. It uses a chart to compare generic and brand name medicines, and provides examples of medicine labels on name brand and grocery store brand packaging. The document discusses inactive and active ingredients, and provides recommendations to help people use medicines safely.

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Health Information Translations
Country of Origin:
United States
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Development Method:
Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
Translation Method:
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
1/1/2012
Record Last Updated:
11/1/2017

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