What’s the Difference Between Generic vs. Brand Name Prescription Drugs?

Madeline Hlobik
Madeline Hlobik16 Sep 2021
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Brand name prescription drugs are sold by drug companies with a specific name and are patented. After the brand name prescription is made, similar generic prescription drugs can be created with the same active ingredient as the brand name drug. However, the key difference between these two drugs is that generic prescription drugs will cost much less than brand-name drugs.

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Madeline Hlobik

Madeline is a Senior at UCLA majoring in Human Biology & Society with a minor in Spanish. She's currently a Healthcare Research Analyst at Mira, writing content for the blog to help the public better understand certain medical issues, technologies, testings, and the importance of healthcare.

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