Don't Be Surprised To See Some Brand-Name Drugs Labeled As Generics

The recent generic launches of duloxetine (Cymbalta) and tadalafil (Cialis) will raise questions about generic meds.

Are generics the same as brand-name drugs? Yes. Generics must have the same active ingredient(s)...strength...dosage form...and route of administration as the brand-name products.

How do generic drugs get approved? Generic manufacturers must submit an abbreviated new drug application to Health Canada for approval.

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