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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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Editor Ann Latner said the new title is designed to assist pharmacists "foster optimal utilization of generic drugs.
To be sure, Flanzraich faces many obstacles before generics take hold in the region.
The Thousand Oaks-based company, one of the nation's biggest health insurers, wants to reduce the cost of pricey prescriptions by subsidizing generic versions of popular medications like Prozac and Mevacor over their brand-name counterparts.
The Summit on Generics in Burkina Faso will be a place to share information among those seeking wider access to AIDS medicine.
This report reveals forecasted sales in the world generics market and in leading national markets, providing detailed quantitative and qualitative data.
An insight into which branded and generics companies entered into authorized generics agreements in the US between 2004 and 2008.
Table 1: United Kingdom Generics Market Value: $ billion, 2000-2004
Table 1: France Generics Market Value: $ billion, 2000-2004