Generic Drug Products in Paediatrics: Where Are the Data?
The use of generic drugs can significantly decrease costs while providing equivalent therapeutic efficacy, thus increasing access to medications. This can be of special interest for some high‐cost medications and those used in chronic therapy (eg, immunosuppressive agents, oncology drugs, and antiepileptic drugs). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines a generic drug as being “the same as a brand name drug in dosage, safety, strength, how it is taken, quality, performance, and intended use.”1
Illamola, S. M.,
& Sherwin, C. M.
(2019). Generic Drug Products in Paediatrics: Where Are the Data?. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 85 (9), 1871-1873.