New Generics in 2008

  • Fae Farrer


Abstract The existence of generic medicines promotes the availability of medicines at a price lower than the original product. Pharmacological studies have only to prove that the generic product is bio-equivalent to the original medicine before registration and no clinical trials to prove efficacy and safety are required. Once a generic medicine is registered, the price will be determined by market forces, which may drive down the price of similar products, including the innovator medicine.

Author Biography

Fae Farrer
(BPharm) Medicine Information Pharmacist Amayeza Info Centre