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FDA Basics Webinar on Generic Drugs

Did you know that generic drugs are safe and effective alternatives to brand name drugs? Did you know that generic drugs can reduce the cost of prescription drugs for both consumers and the government?

On Monday, September 27th, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hosted a webinar that answered questions about the agency’s work with generic drugs. Robert West, who is a supervisory pharmacist in the Office of Generic Drugs in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, gave an overview and answered questions about generic drugs.

Download Presentation Slides: Generic Drugs (PDF, 335KB)

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Understanding Generic Drugs
Office of Generic Drugs web site

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