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Facts About Generic Drugs


This brochure gives the public information about generic drugs. It also describes misunderstandings about generic and brand-name drugs and includes a medication guide for consumers to keep track of the prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs they take.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Funding Sources

Food and Drug Administration (U.S.)

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  • Release Date: 04/2012
  • Original Summary: 09/2012
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Last updated: January 16, 2013.