Generic Drugs
23 October 2021
Healthy Pilipinas

What are Patented drug/innovator drug product/branded original?•  Drug that is put out by the company that spends billions of dollars on research to discover a molecule of a substance.

What are Generic Drugs?•   Generic Drugs is a drug which is produced and distributed without patent protection.

•   Generic Drugs is a copy of original/innovator.  Has the same active ingredient and quality but costs less

•   More generic drugs in the market brings down the costs of drugs due to more competition ex. Norvasc (Php 44) to Php 8 for Bezam, Php 11 for Pharex, Php 17 for Unilab.

•  Generic Drugs  are available once the patent protections afforded to the original developer have expired.