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Are generic drugs as effective as brand-name drugs?

Yes. A generic drug is the same as a brand-name drug in dosage, safety, strength, quality, the way it works, the way it is taken and the way it should be used.

Prescription drugs

FDA requires generic drugs have the same high quality, strength, purity and stability as brand-name medicines.

Not every brand drug has a generic drug. When new meds are first made they have drug patents. When the patent expires, other pharma companies can start selling a generic version of the drug.

Spanish And French Translations Of Common Medication Words:

English Spanish French
Medications Medicamentos Médicaments
Tablets Comprimidos Comprimés
Capsules Cápsulas Gélules

Pharmacies in the United States

Top 10 Pharmacy chains in the U. S. ranked by the number of pharmacists:

1 Walgreens 2 CVS 3 Walmart 4 Rite Aid 5 Kroger
6 Target 7 Kaiser Permanente 8 Sears 9 Cardinal Health 10 Dominick’s

Pharmacy-led chains in the United Kingdom

Alliance Boots The Co-operative Lloyds Pharmacy
Numark Rowlands Pharmacy Superdrug

The World’s Largest Pharmaceutical Companies

Abbott, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Baxter, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boots, CSL, Eli Lilly, Forest, GlaxoSmithKline, Hoffmann – La Roche, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Mylan, Novartis, Pfizer (with Wyeth), Sanofi – Aventis, Sandoz, Solvay, Takeda, Teva, UCB, Watson

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