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Generics Drugs Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Prescription generic pharmaceuticals are the non-patented chemical and therapeutic equivalents of brand name innovative drugs. These low-cost alternatives to brand-name products or generic drugs must contain the same active chemical ingredient and rate of absorption as the branded product. The chemical ingredients, along with inert substances, which aid in the body's absorption and in binding the drug, make up the composition of the drug.

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) does not allow a generic firm to duplicate exactly the brand name formula. The generic manufacturer must alter the ingredients slightly. This is accomplished by adding inert substances, substances that are inactive, to the generic alternative. Inert substances may function as disintegrates, binders, fillers, drying agents, lubricants, coatings, wetting agents, flavorings, coloring, or drying agents. Generic drugs are often up to 50 to 80 percent cheaper than their brand name counterpart and are gaining in popularity among cost-conscious consumers and their third-party payers.

Generic drugs enter into the retail prescription industry in a two-step process. The exclusive patent protection for the brand name product must expire. As a brand name product nears patent expiration, generic competitors apply for approval to the FDA using an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA). Duplicating studies of the original brand name drug is no longer required by the FDA, and many generic companies contract with specialty laboratories to conduct the bioequivalency studies regarding absorption rates. Although the majority of products must meet bioequivalence standards, bronchodilators and topical drugs cannot be measured by absorption rates and are exempt. Injectables do not require biostudies, and oral liquids are reviewed on an individual basis. The drug must receive FDA approval following this rigid testing. The FDA also conducts periodic plant site inspections and surveillance of quality control procedures.

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Generics Drugs Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Global Generic Pharmaceutical Partnering Terms and Agreements 2012-2018: Deal trends, players and financials

    ... companies enter Generic Pharmaceutical partnering deals. This report provides details of the latest Generic Pharmaceutical agreements announced in the life sciences since 2012. The report takes the reader through a comprehensive review Generic Pharmaceutical deal ... Read More

  • Generics in Asia-Pacific

    ... leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Asia-Pacific generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis ... Read More

  • Generics in Australia

    ... leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Australia generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis ... Read More

  • Generics in Brazil

    ... leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Brazil generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis ... Read More

  • Generics in Canada

    ... leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Canada generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis ... Read More

  • Generics in China

    ... leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the China generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis ... Read More

  • Generics in Europe

    ... leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Europe generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis ... Read More

  • Global Generics

    ... including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Global generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis of market ... Read More

  • Generics in India

    ... leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the India generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis ... Read More

  • Generics in Italy

    ... leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Italy generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis ... Read More

  • Generics in Mexico

    ... leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Mexico generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis ... Read More

  • Generics in North America

    ... of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the North America generics market. Includes market size data, textual ... Read More

  • Generics in Singapore

    ... leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Singapore generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis ... Read More

  • Generics in South Africa

    ... of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the South Africa generics market. Includes market size data, textual ... Read More

  • Generics in the United Kingdom

    ... contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the United Kingdom generics market. Includes market size ... Read More

  • Generics in France

    ... leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the France generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis ... Read More

  • Generics in Germany

    ... leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Germany generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis ... Read More

  • Generics in Indonesia

    ... leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Indonesia generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis ... Read More

  • Generics in Japan

    ... leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Japan generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis ... Read More

  • Generics in the Netherlands

    ... of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Netherlands generics market. Includes market size data, textual and ... Read More

  • Generics in Russia

    ... leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Russia generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis ... Read More

  • Generics in Scandinavia

    ... leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Scandinavia generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis ... Read More

  • Generics in South Korea

    ... of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the South Korea generics market. Includes market size data, textual ... Read More

  • Generics in Spain

    ... leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Spain generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis ... Read More

  • Generics in Turkey

    ... leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Turkey generics market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis ... Read More

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