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A generic medication is identical, or equivalent, to a patented medication in route of administration, dosage form, quality, performance characteristics, strength, intended use and safety. Although generic medications are chemically absolutely identical to their patented counterparts, they're typically sold at quite substantial discounts in comparison with the branded price. Recent researches of the Congressional Budget Office have shown that generic medications save vendors something about $10 billion every year at the retail medications. Even much more money is saved when at least a little part of hospitals uses generic medications.

FAQ about generic drugs

Are there any generic equivalents for my patented medication?

To find out whether there's a generic bioequivalent for your patented medication, you're recommended to use official web site of FDA. There is a so called catalog of drug products and medications, which are approved by FDA.

You can also look for any generic equivalents, using the popular and useful "Electronic Orange Book." The search is made by the proprietary "brand" (patented) name, then continue the search by using the name of an active element. If, while the searching by an active element, besides the "patented name" of manufacturer any other manufacturers are mentioned, be sure that they're also the generic medication manufacturers.

You should be aware of the fact that there's a so called "lag time" after generic medications are approved by FDA and they appear in "Orange Book," so you should look through the latest monthly approvals made for "First Generics".

Are generic medications as effective as patented ones?

Yes, of course. A generic medication is completely the same as a patented product in the way it's taken, dosage, safety, the way it works, strength, the way it's used, quality.

FDA requires generic medications have the same stability, strength, purity, high quality as patented medications.

Not every patented product has a generic equivalent. When new medications are first made, as a rule, they necessarily have drug patents. The main part of drug patents is protected for about 20 years or more. The patent that protects the company which produced the medication first, does not allow anybody else to produce and sell the medication. When this patent expires, any other drug companies and plants can start producing and selling a generic equivalent of the medication. But, firstly, they should test the medication and the FDA should approve it.

In fact, creating a medication costs a lot of money. Since the time when generic drug "inventors" don't develop a medication from scratch, all the costs, needed to bring the product to market, become less; as a result, generic medications are usually sold at lower prices rather than brand-name products. But, generic medication makers should necessarily show that their drug causes the same effect on human's health and has the same characteristics as the patented drug.

What way are generic drugs approved in?

Companies, which sell drugs, should necessarily submit ANDA in order to show the approval of FDA about use of generic medication on the market. The DPC and PTRC of 1984, which are more widespread known as "Hatch-Waxman Act", made the ANDAs possible by making a compromise in the medicine industry. Generic product companies received much greater access to market for prescription medications, and the innovator companies received restoration of their drugs' patent life, which was lost during the FDA's approval process.

All new medications, like any other products, are necessarily developed under the patent protection. This patent protects all the investment, made in the medication's development, by the means of giving the company a special sole right, which allows selling the product while this patent is "active". When patents and all periods of exclusivity expire, the manufacturers may send an application to the FDA and ask for permission for the sale of generic versions of patented drugs.

The ANDA process doesn't require any drug sponsor in order to repeat an expensive clinical and animal research on active and inactive elements or dosage forms, which have been already approved for effectiveness and safety. This applies to medications, which were first appeared at market after 1962.

What are the standards, which generic medications should meet?

All health professionals and simple consumers may be assured that generic medications, approved by the FDA, were met rigid standards, which are also met by the innovator medication. To receive the FDA approval, generic medication should:
- contain completely the same active elements as an innovator medications (inactive elements may be different);
- be identical in route of administration, dosage form and strength;
- be bioequivalent;
- have completely the same use indications;
- meet batch requirements for purity, quality, identity, strength as brand-name medications;
- be manufactured at the plant under the strict standards of FDA's: they include manufacturing practice regulations, which are required for innovator medications.

Purchasing medications online

The latest "trend" of purchasing drugs is ordering them online. This method is very widespread nowadays, because of a couple of reasons:

Guaranteed and Quick Delivery of Your Order

Our online med store has good reputation, it offers fast delivery, which guarantees that vendor will receive his medication within an established period, otherwise you'll get your money back.

Best Prices

Our online medstore is always looking for opportunities to make the prices lower and, as a result, more attractive for vendors. We always launch interesting discounts and programs.

Excellent Quality

Our online med store works only with reliable and licensed suppliers, which allow our website to offer vendors the best quality medications at a very attracting price. All generic products, which are sold by our med store, are officially approved by FDA.

Continuous Day and Night Service

More and more online med stores offer their customers a convenient option, which allows vendors to contact their 24/7 support in order to receive any information about medications customers need. We have 24/7 support as well. Contact us any time!

Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying Medications in Online MedStore

Advantages of purchasing products from online pharmacy:

1. Vendors privately and in convenient way can order drugs from online med stores and get to avail a free delivery to their home.
2. The selling of medications at such online stores is quite ample to cater to all the needs of those customers, who live far away from the drug stores.
3. Drug purchasing on the internet may help a vendor save his money. Several researches have shown that more than one third the price may be saved on your prescribed medications if you buy them online. Besides, customers find the lowest and the most attractive prices only at online med stores.
4. Online med stores offer an excellent convenience because these are 1 stop stores for a great many of products. Moreover vendors may easily compare all the prices before making orders on online med stores.
5. An access to the written drug information at online medstores is much easier to obtain rather than in local pharmacies.
6. The main part of these legal med stores has a process of medication approval. They always require a prescription made by your personal pharmacist, or at least they may offer a medication as a prescribed product only after the vendor fills up a special questionnaire, which is reviewed by pharmacist before the product is dispatched.

Disadvantages of purchasing products from online pharmacy:

1. Since the Internet allows the sidestepping of the safety net, online pharmacies don't have any processes, which are responsible for physical evaluation or any medical supervision in place. If there's any kind of such process, they aren't performed by the licensed health professionals.
2. Some illegal online med stores deal in quite dangerous counterfeit, contaminated or outdated medications, using of which may lead to dangerous medication interactions.

Hopefully, such med stores are under the scrutiny through practices of Internet surveillance.

Consumers may use these online services with the full confidence, but they should stay away from so called "rogue sites" which sell unapproved medications or sidestep the necessary conventional procedures with safeguard the vendors' interests.

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