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What are Generic Drugs?": These are prescription drugs approved for use by your doctor which are similar to "brand name drugs" only cost is lower.
A generic drug is identical, or bioequivalent to a brand name drug in dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, performance characteristics and intended use. Although generic drugs are chemically identical to their branded counterparts, they are typically sold at substantial discounts from the branded price. According to the Congressional Budget Office, generic drugs save consumers an estimated $8 to $10 billion a year at retail pharmacies. Even more billions are saved when hospitals use generic drugs.
More On Generic Drugs: FDA on Generic Drugs
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