Whats the difference between brand and generic drugs?

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Anonymous

12 Sep 2010

Hello,

Because companies wishing to sell the generic drug have much lower development costs (they do not have the high costs of marketing that brand names spent on advertising... the drug is already known), they can produce it at a lower unit cost, sell it for less and still make a profit on the sale. The FDA regulates manufacture of both brand-name and generic drugs and the overall quality should be comparable.

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