Thursday, August 06, 2009

Generic Drug Names

Generic Drugs – Some facts and misconceptions
When the patent of a certain drug’s brand name expires, the company loses the patent rights and hence other pharmaceutical companies become liberal to manufacture the drug and market it. The term generic often brings along several myths. There is common misconception that generic drugs are cheap and low-quality duplicates of the original branded drugs which is not true. Generic drugs are as efficient as the original drugs and are often market at low prices.