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.
So, what is considered a legend drug?
Legend drug is a drug that, by law, can be obtained only by prescription and bears the label, "Caution: Federal law prohibits dispensing without a prescription." But, nowadays, the label simply states "RX only".
What is distribution of legend drugs?
(2) Drugs which are manufactured by or upon the order of a practitioner licensed by law to prescribe or administer drugs and which are to be used solely by the patient for whom prescribed. §1238.1 Sale, distribution, or possession of legend drug without prescription or order.
What is a generic drug?
Generic drugs are copies of brand-name drugs that have exactly the same dosage, intended use, effects, side effects, route of administration, risks, safety, and strength as the original drug. In other words, their pharmacological effects are exactly the same as those of their brand-name counterparts.