What are Generics?
In the United States, nearly 80% of dispensed prescriptions are generic drugs. This percentage is expected to grow even further through 2015 as more brand products come off patent. As generics make up such a large portion of prescription drugs, it is important for consumers to understand what it is they are taking. Below are some answers to some common questions about generics. This section contains information from both the US FDA* (www.fda.gov) as well as the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA)* (www.gphaonline.org).
*The US FDA and GPhA are not affiliated with this website and are not responsible for the content displayed.