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Generic Drug

  • By: Justin Corfield
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Generic drugs, sometimes known colloquially as generics, are drugs that are bioequivalent to a brand-name drug with respect to the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties. However, because of the registration of brand-name drugs, generic drugs tend to be sold at a ...

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