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Generic Drugs, Are They As Good as Brand-Names?

Dr. Melissa Stoppler, Editor of, discusses Generic Drugs

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"Dr. Stoppler, what are generic drugs?

Generic drugs are copies of brand name drugs that are regulated by the US FDA just as brand name drugs are. The FDA mandates that the generic drugs have the same pharmacological effects as the brand name counter parts. That means they will have the same intended use, same effects, same side effects, route of administration, dosage, and safety as the brand name drug.

If that's true why are generic drugs so much cheaper . . ."

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