Drugs

Patient Education

Two pill bottles one labeled generic the other labeled brand with equal sign between themGeneric medications are just as safe and effective as their brand-name counterparts, and often cost less.  While nearly 9 in 10 prescriptions filled are for generics, many people have questions about whether they are really as good as the name brand medications and, if so, why there is a cost savings. To help educate patients about FDA’s rigorous review process, the economics of pricing, and related issues, FDA offers a range of educational materials, including videos, graphics, fact sheets, and related resources. Information and materials about generic drugs are also available in Spanish. Visit our Medicamentos Genéricos section.

 

New Patient and Prescriber Educational Materials

Patient/Consumer Public Service Announcement

Prescriber Advertisement 

Generic Drug Facts Handout

Stakeholder Toolkit

Sample social media posts and information cards for stakeholders to help share FDA materials, resources, and information.

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Infographics

Facts About Generic Drugs

Today, nearly 9 in 10 prescriptions filled in the United States are for generic drugs. The use of generic drugs is expected to grow over the next few years as a number of popular drugs come off patent through 2015.

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Postmarketing Surveillance of Generic Drugs

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Postmarketing Surveillance of Generic Drugs

What Makes a Generic the Same as a Brand-Name Drug?

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What Makes a Generic Drug

Exclusivity and Generic Drugs: What Does It Mean?

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Exclusivity and Generic Drugs: What Does It Mean?

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Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for Internet, Print

Radio Ads

Audio files and transcripts for radio announcements.

English Radio Ads

Spanish Radio Ads

Public Educational Materials 

Brochures

Presentations

Fact Sheets

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Articles

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