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generic

, generical
1. Biology of, relating to, or belonging to a genus
2. denoting the nonproprietary name of a drug, food product, etc.
3. a drug, food product, etc. that does not have a trademark

generic

[jə′ner·ik]
(biology)
Pertaining to or having the rank of a biological genus.
(science and technology)
A term applied to or descriptive of an entire group or a class.
In general use, that which is nonproprietary.
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1 Analysis of the Current Generics Market in Europe
3) It is likely to call for different ways to re-test and re-approve generic medicines already accepted by the World Health Organization and in widespread use in the field.
But in general as a generic, we have more flexibility than a basic manufacturer and can adapt to the changing market more effectively.
In a campaign begun this week, Blue Cross of California, Blue Shield of California, Health Net of California and PacifiCare of California are participating in a program called The Generic Advantage that is attempting to improve affordability by advocating the use of generic medications.
The company sets thresholds for generic substitutions, and the dispensing fee increases when the pharmacy meets the minimum threshold.
Now, they think they have finally found a middle ground: generic drugs.
Vincent Riccardi, president of La Crescenta-based American Medical Consumers, said people shouldn't go generic to simply save money.
Even countries where there is little patent protection currently, and where generics could provide low cost, quality access, are facing dramatic new restrictions to their domestic patent laws, thanks to the rules of the World Trade Organization.
An overview into what the future holds for authorized generics, in the US and Europe.
Table 2: United Kingdom Generics Market Segmentation I: % Share, by Value, 2004
Table 2: France Generics Market Segmentation I: % Share, by Value, 2004
Apotex - Aspen Pharmacare - Barr Laboratories - Cipla - Dr Reddy's - EGIS - Hospira - KRKA - Lannett - Mayne Pharma - Merck Generics - Mylan Labs - Par Pharmaceuticals - Perrigo - Pliva - Ranbaxy - ratiopharm - Gedeon Richter - Sandoz - Sawai - Stada Arzneimittel - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries - Towa Pharmaceuticals - Watson Pharmaceuticals - Winthrop - Wockhardt - Zentiva - Zydus Cadila