Fast Five Quiz: Generic Medications

Mary L. Windle, PharmD


November 22, 2019

Approximately 9 out of 10 prescriptions filled in the United States are for generic medications. Generic drugs increase competition in the marketplace, resulting in lower drug prices and expanded access to healthcare. But should generic alternatives to brand-name drugs always be used when available? Are all generic medications created equal?

Generic drugs are identical to proprietary drugs in many—but not all—respects. In some cases, these differences can impact patient outcomes. How much do you know about generic medications? Check your knowledge with this short quiz.


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