oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - New generics in 2007 : clinical

Volume 75, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



A number of genericmedicines werelaunched in 2007. Thereis some debate as to exactly what constitutes a generic. As far as most patients are concerned, a generic is a medicine that contains the same active ingredient, does the same as their original medicine and costs less. There has been some debate as to what constitutes the "same ingredient", with some people saying that the ingredients must be identical and others saying that various salts of the same active ingredient are acceptable.

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