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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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The lawsuits alleged that the defendants, brand manufacturer Hoechst Marion Roussel and generic manufacturer Andrx, illegally restrained trade for Cardizem CD and its generic bioequivalents, in violation of the antitrust, unfair competition and/or consumer protection laws.
Genepharm Australasia (ASX: GAA) is a specialist generic pharmaceutical company developing, distributing and marketing a premium range of generic pharmaceuticals in Australia and New Zealand.
The generic drug manufacturers, not restricted by the patents, created the fixed-dose combinations at the request of Doctors Without Borders and the World Health Organization.
But in general as a generic, we have more flexibility than a basic manufacturer and can adapt to the changing market more effectively.
Joel Teplinsky, a wound-care specialist at Encino Hospital, agrees that generic medications can often treat conditions just as effectively as their brand name equivalents, but he doesn't believe generics are always appropriate.
Unlike other provinces, Saskatchewan is the only province to use a competitive tendering process to purchase generic drugs, which Saskatchewan Health estimates saved its residents about $13 million in 2000-01.
If the government is able to enforce its new official generic policy, those companies selling copies will disappear.
Vincent Riccardi, president of La Crescenta-based American Medical Consumers, said people shouldn't go generic to simply save money.
In an effort to control those costs, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois is looking at the prospect of paying pharmacists to check with physicians to see whether it would be appropriate to change prescriptions for brand-name drugs to generic drugs, said Robert Kieckhefer, a spokesman for the Illinois Blues.
MSF (Doctors Without Borders), and Oxfam GB, are also sponsors of the Summit on Generics.
This report reveals forecasted sales in the world generics market and in leading national markets, providing detailed quantitative and qualitative data.
The frequency of authorized generic agreements through 2008 12

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