What you should know about generic medicines

Thu, 20/08/2009

 

The public can rest assured that all medicines, branded or generics, registered by the Drug Control Authority are safe, efficacious and of good quality. Generics medicines do offer patients with accessible and affordable medicines. Although generics bypass the expense and time required to demonstrate the drugs efficacy and safety through clinical trials, generics still need to conform to same standard of quality, efficacy and safety required of branded medicines. Therefore, it is important for Malaysians to be aware that ‘Cheap Price is not an indicator or a perception of ‘Low Quality’ medicines.

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