Skip to Content

Whats the difference between brand and generic drugs?

Question is Closed
Report Favorite

Answers (1)

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.

Expand...

Votes: +0

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar questions

Soma brand name Rx works much better than the generic carisporal?

Cost alone is virtually 400.00 for name brand #60 and 4.00 for the same # in generic. Why??? I believe that there is an extreme difference I'm ...

3 answers 23 Sep 2010

Pictures of alprazolam by different companies 1.0?

I have a generic xanax 1.0 with GG 258 on the back is it the real thing it was prescribed by physician alprazolam but does not be as effective as the ...

1 answer 16 Jul 2011

What is the difference between buproprion and Wellbutrim?

Is there a reason that the generic form would work less well than the name brand? The name brand is much more expensive.

2 answers 24 Mar 2014

Do you have a client card whereby a person can get your brand name?

Instead of the generic and Centur will pay the difference? The card would be given to the pharmacy . Pfizer has this card for their clients to allow ...

1 answer 8 May 2014

Risperdal - difference between generic and name brand?

Has anyone noticed a difference in the effectiveness of liquid generic risperdone compared to name-brand Risperdal for use in treating autistic ...

0 answers 5 Feb 2015