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How Safe Are Generic Drugs?

An op-ed by Katherine Eban in The New York Times exposes the FDA’s lax regulatory oversight of generic drug manufacturing. It makes a compelling case that generic drugs that are manufactured abroad may not be safe. What is to be done? The FDA is extremely limited in its ability to…

Prescription drugs: generic vs. brand name

80% of all drugs dispensed in the US are generic equivalents of a brand name. But are they really equivalent? By law, a generic drug is the same as a brand-name drug in dosage, safety, strength, quality, the way it works, the way it is taken and the way it…

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