Don't Be Surprised To See Some Brand-Name Drugs Labeled As Generics

The recent launches of generic rosuvastatin (Crestor) and oxycodone ER (OxyContin) will raise questions about generic meds.

Do generics work as well as brand-name drugs? Yes. A generic is the same as a brand-name drug in way it works...the way it's taken...and the way it should be used.

How do generic drugs get approved? Generic manufacturers must submit an "abbreviated new drug application" to FDA for approval.

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