Generics Overview

For more than 25 years, America's generic pharmaceutical industry has been providing U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved generic versions of brand medicines at a substantial savings to the consumer. Generic drugs play an important role in providing you with greater access to established drug products at affordable prices to reduce your health care costs while receiving the same quality of care.

Generic drugs contain the same active ingredients, in the very same strength, as brand-name drugs. Generic drugs are well accepted for substitution of brand-name drugs as they sell at a discount to the branded product's price and have been determined to be their equivalent in quality and efficiency. They must meet the same governmental and FDA quality and effectiveness standards as the original.