A generic drug is a pharmaceutical drug that is equivalent to a brand-name product in dosage, strength, route of administration, quality, performance, and intended use, but does not carry the brand name. A generic drug must contain the same active ingredients as the original brand-name formulation.
Likewise, what is the Red Book in pharmacy?
RED BOOK™ is the essential resource healthcare professionals reach for every day to find the latest information for prescription and over-the-counter products. RED BOOK reduces the need to conduct redundant searches and simplifies identification, analysis, and comparison of drug and non-drug products.
What is therapeutically equivalent?
Therapeutic Equivalents: Drug products are considered to be therapeutic equivalents only if they are pharmaceutical equivalents and if they can be expected to have the same clinical effect and safety profile when administered to patients under the conditions specified in the labeling.
What does it mean when a drug is AB rated?
AB-rated drugs are drugs that meet the necessary bioequivalence standards established by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). At the pharmacy, generic substitution is the process by which a generic equivalent is dispensed rather than the brand-name drug.