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Educational Resources: Generic Drugs

 

These educational resources provide information on buying and using generic drugs. They are intended for use by educators, health care professionals, and consumers.

Most materials are available in PDF format for immediate downloading or printing. Some materials may be available in print to order at no cost. Send requests for printed materials to ocommpubs@fda.hhs.gov or call 1-888-INFO-FDA.

 

 Brochures
 

Generic Drug Brochure English Version                                    FACTS ABOUT GENERIC DRUGS English Version

You know the questions that go through your mind when you take your generic drug?  Here are the answers.                                                 

(Printed size 4" x 9"; 4-panel; English and Spanish; answers to five common questions about generic drug products.)

 

En Español
¿Qué son las drogas genéricas y por qué son importantes para usted? Todo lo que necesita saber sobre las drogas genéricas.


 

Facts about Generic Drugs

(Printed size 4" x 9", 6-panel; English, Spanish, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean, and Vietnamese; plain language answers to 9 most common questions about generic drug products. Audio files, multimedia files, and one-page handouts also available below; English, Spanish, and Russian. Bilingual poster (English and Spanish) of brochure is available below.)

English

Spanish

Chinese - Simplified

Chinese - Traditional

 Korean

 Vietnamese


   

 Slide Presentations

59-slide PowerPoint presentation that explains how FDA assures medicine is safe, effective, affordable, and can be used with confidence, as well as what FDA is doing to make more generic medicine available to Americans.

  • What You Want to Know About Generic Drugs.
    Generic Drugs: Safe. Effective. FDA-Approved. 
  • En Español
    Lo que usted quiere saber sobre los medicamentos genéricos.
    Medicamentos genéricos: Seguros. Efectivos. Aprobados por la FDA.

 Print Public Service Announcement
(Printed size 7" x 10"; six in English, one in Spanish. Other sizes available upon request.)

generic drugs make the grade Generic Drugs Measure Up             If you're experiencing anxiety about taking your generic drug, read this ad and repeat as needed

Generic Drugs Make the Grade   

PDF - 82K                                        

Generic Drugs Measure Up

If you're experiencing anxiety about taking your generic drug, read this ad and repeat as needed.

 

Think it's easy becoming a generic drug in America? Think again

           You know that question that goes through your mind when you take your generic drug? Here's the answer

To make sure your generic drug meets your approval, it first has to get ours

Think it's easy becoming a generic drug in America? Think again.     

You know that question that goes through your mind when you take your generic drug?  Here's the answer.


En Español

¿Recuerda esa pregunta que siempre se hace cuando toma drogas genéricas? Aqui tiene la respuesta.

To make sure your generic drug meets your approval, it first has to get ours.     

 

 

That generic drug you're about to take had to pass many rigorous testsYour generic drug is safe and effective. And we've got the results to prove it.

That generic drug you're about to take had to pass many rigorous tests.

Your generic drug is safe and effective. And we've got the results to prove it.


    

 Posters

Facts About Generic Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know generic drugs are safe and effective. And we have the results to prove it. Red Version

   You know that question that goes through your mind when you take your generic drug? Here's the answer. English Version

Facts About Generic Drugs.

(Printed size 18" x 23"; bilingual (English and Spanish versions are printed on reverse sides of the poster). Poster of the plain language brochure Facts About Generic Drugs.)


En Español
Hechos Sobre Los Medicamentos Genéricos.                        

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know generic drugs are safe and effective. And we have the results to prove it.

(Printed size 17" x 22"; two different color schemes; English.)


Red version

Gold version

You know that question that goes through your mind when you take your generic drug?  Here's the answer.

(Printed size 17" x 22"; English and Spanish.) 


En Español
Recuerda esa pregunta que siempre se hace cuando toma drogas genéricas? Aqui tiene la respuesta. 


  

 Pharmacy Counter Mat

Your generic drug is safe and effective. And we've got the results to prove it 

Your generic drug is safe and effective. And we've got the results to prove it.

(Printed size 10" x 15"; English; vinyl coated, rubber backed. This mat is intended to be used as a check-writing mat on pharmacy counters. Single copies can be requested for retail and community pharmacy use. Graphic files for printing in quantity can also be obtained.)


 

 Internet Public Service Announcement Banners

(Sizes vary; English and Spanish; can be used on websites and linked to pertinent Web pages. Other sizes may be available upon request.

Generic Drugs: Safe. Effective. FDA Approved

Hechos Sobre Los Medicamentos Genéricos

Generic Drugs. Safe. Effective. FDA Approved.           

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FDA suggests the banner link to Educational Resources: Generic Drugs.                                               

Hechos Sobre Los Medicamentos Genéricos

En Español

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FDA suggests the banner link to Publicaciones en Español, FDA's list of Spanish-language publications.

 

 

 Radio Public Service Announcements


Transcripts and audio files for four radio announcements. There are two 60-second spots and one 30-second spot in English and one 60-second spot in Spanish.

  

 Audio Presentations and One Page Handouts


Audio files and scripts/handouts for audio presentations of plain language brochure, Facts About Generic Drugs. Audio files are in mp3 format. Scripts/handouts are printed size 8" x 11 1/2." All files are available in English, Spanish, and Russian.

Language

Audio Presentation (file size |  run time)

Script/Handout

English

Audio file (728kb | 4m 08 sec)

PDF - 115KB | MS Word - 208KB

Spanish

Audio file (973kb | 5m 32 sec)

PDF - 129KB | MS Word - 215KB

Russian

Audio file (1,031kb | 5m 51 sec)

PDF - 115KB | MS Word - 215KB

 

 Multimedia Presentations


Multimedia presentations of plain language brochure, Facts About Generic Drugs, are available in English, Spanish, and Russian. Please contact  ocommpubs@fda.hhs.gov if you would like to obtain the presentations on CD-ROM.


 Articles

Generic Drugs: What Everyone Should Know

Generic Drugs: What Everyone Should Know

(Printed size 4 5/8" x 7 3/4"; black and white; English; how FDA regulates generic drugs.)