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'Generic' biologic drugs appear comparable to brand-name counterparts
 

'Generic' biologic drugs appear comparable to brand-name counterparts

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New analysis suggests common and costly medications made from living cells can be equivalent even when manufactured by different company.
 
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4 Aug 2016 - General
 
Pharmacist substitution of brand-name drugs with their FDA-approved bioequivalent generic counterparts is common, generally occurring automatically through state laws applicable to private and public payers.While physicians can directly initiate prescriptions for generic drugs, most generic drug use arises from two varieties of substitution: bioequivalent and therapeutic. In bioequivalent substitution, a brand-name drug is replaced with an interchangeable generic drug possessing the same amount ...
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