Generic medications are just as safe and effective as their brand-name equivalents. A generic drug is a medication for which the original manufacturer has lost its patent protection, allowing other companies to produce and sell the exact same medication, bringing in competition and driving down prices. Due to strict government regulations, generic medications are, by law, the exact same medicine as the original brand name drug, simply made by another company.
The pharmacies we deal with source most of their medications from India, the world's largest manufacturer of generic medications. India's manufacturing facilities are world-renowned for their product quality and safety. In fact, these same manufacturing facilities often supply the base ingredients for many of the brand-name versions of the drugs that are sold in US pharmacies.
All the drugs supplied by the pharmacies we deal with are government approved. The manufacturers they buy from follow strict World Health Organization standards for Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP). These manufacturing facilities have been approved by one or several of the following agencies:
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA), USA
- Medicines Control Agency (MCA), UK
- Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Australia
- Medicines Control Council (MCC), South Africa
- National Institute of Pharmacy (NIP), Hungary
- Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention (PIC), Germany
- State Institute for the Control of Drugs, Slovak Republic
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA), India
To learn more about India's drug manufacturers check out our Indian drug company Page.