Generic Drugs

Generic Drugs:  Safe. Effective.  FDA-Approved.

What is a generic drug?

A copy of a brand-name drug, which must have the:

  • same quality
  • same safety
  • same strength   

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know your generic drugs are safe and effective. And we’ve got the results to prove it.


  • Consistent labeling
  • Rigorous manufacturing standards
  • Performance evaluation
  • Same drug
  • Purity check
  • Assured quality

Additional Resources about Generic Drugs

The FDA makes it tough to become a generic drug in America so you can feel confident about taking your generic drugs. If you still want to learn more, talk with your doctor, pharmacist or other health care professional. Or call 1-888-INFO-FDA or visit the FDA website at today.

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Source: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Food and Drug Administration