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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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

(Print public service announcement)

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  • Consistent labeling

  • Rigorous manufacturing standards

  • Performance evaluation

  • Same drug

  • Purity check

  • Assured quality

When FDA approves your generic drugs, it ensures they are safe and effective. All generic drugs are put through a rigorous, multi-step approval process. From quality and performance to manufacturing and labeling, everything must meet FDA's high standards. We make it tough to become a generic drug in America so it's easy for you to feel confident. Visit CDER online or call 1-888-INFO-FDA to learn more.

Generic Drugs: Safe. Effective. FDA Approved.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration