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U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Continuing Education and Accreditation
Division of Learning and Organizational Development
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

Counseling Patients on Generic Drugs

Step Status
Educational Content
Starts On: Fri, 4/1/22: 12:00 AM EDT
Ends On: Tue, 12/31/24: 12:00 AM EST
Type: Enduring Material
Credits: 1
Description: This webinar will provide health care providers with information and knowledge on how to answer questions that patients may have about generic drugs such as whether generic drugs work the same as brand-name drugs, why they might look different, why they cost less, and if they are as safe as the brand-name drug. The presentation will also give providers information on therapeutic equivalence and how they can locate a generic drug equivalent for their patients.
  • Describe the requirements for a generic drug to be considered equivalent to the brand-name drug.
  • Explain why generic medicines cost less than brand-name medicines.
  • Review the methods used by FDA to monitor the safety and effectiveness of generic drugs.
  • Identify the source for locating therapeutically equivalent generic drugs for patients.
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