Generic vs Brand Drugs:
What’s the Difference?

Patients and healthcare professionals alike often eagerly anticipate the availability of generic medications, which are found to be just as safe and effective as their branded counterparts, and generally more affordable. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines a generic drug as “identical, or bioequivalent, to a brand-name drug in dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, performance characteristics, and intended use.”