Generic drugs are copies of brand name drugs that are made and sold after the original patent expires.
Do generic drugs work as well as brand name drugs? Why do they cost less? How are generic drugs tested and approved for sale in Canada?
Find answers to these questions and more in these resources:
- Generic Drugs: Your Questions Answered — easy-to-read information for patients and the public.
- Similarities and Differences Between Brand Name and Generic Drugs — general information for all health professionals.
- What are Bioavailability and Bioequivalence? — detailed information for health professionals who want to learn more about how generic drugs are approved in Canada.