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GENERIC DRUG

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does generic drug mean? 

GENERIC DRUG (noun)
  The noun GENERIC DRUG has 1 sense:

1. when the patent protection for a brand-name drug expires generic versions of the drug can be offered for sale if the FDA agrees

  Familiarity information: GENERIC DRUG used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GENERIC DRUG (noun)


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Meaning:

When the patent protection for a brand-name drug expires generic versions of the drug can be offered for sale if the FDA agrees

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

generic drugs are usually cheaper than brand-name drugs

Hypernyms ("generic drug" is a kind of...):

drug (a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic)

generic (any product that can be sold without a brand name)

Antonym:

brand-name drug (a drug that has a trade name and is protected by a patent (can be produced and sold only by the company holding the patent))


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