Generic Drugs: Definition & Advantages


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Which type of drug reaches the market first?

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1. Which of the following is required for a generic drug to be issued?

2. Makers of generic drugs have to prove their drug has the same _____ as what of the brand name drug?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will ensure your grasp of the benefits and features of generic drugs. In this, you should be able to make informed decisions about using a generic drug in place of brand name drug of similar strength and purpose.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on key information regarding generic and brand name drugs, including:

  • Which version hits the market first
  • Requirements that must be met before a generic drug can be issued
  • What a generic drug must have in common with its corresponding brand name drug
  • The overall monetary savings achieved through the use of generic drugs over brand name drugs each year
  • The difference in cost between generic and brand name drugs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on generic drugs
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the benefits and features of generic drugs in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as generic and brand name
  • Information recall - access your knowledge to answer questions about the cost efficiency of generic drugs

Additional Learning

Take a further look at this topic with the short lesson titled Generic Drugs: Definition & Advantages. With this lesson, you'll do the following:

  • Examine the average length of time a brand name drug may be on the market before a generic competitor is allowed to be introduced
  • Illustrate how the use of generic drugs can be of benefit to the population at large
  • Illuminate the main, basic difference between brand name and generic drugs