When generics go wrong


When generics go wrong

Earlier this year The New York Times highlighted an unexpected but serious risk for the American consumer when a doctor or chemist prescribes or dispenses generic equivalent drugs, rather than the original patented brand. Who does one sue?

This is potentially of concern to South Africans, as generic equivalent medicines are widely used here, where approval and licensing procedures closely follow American precedents. The issue is graphically demonstrated by two case studies quoted in The New York Times

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Submitted by : Frederick Truter on 2012-08-30 08:51:29
I do not think you have to dig deep to publish the exact same article with the heading “When original patented brands go wrong”. In my opinion this article is totally biased and is not informing us as readers of how generic drugs or original patented drugs contribute to the well being of society. There is no perfection!

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