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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A medication sold under its generic name; -- usually legal only after the patent has expired, or if no patent was issued for the substance. Generic drugs are usually less expensive than proprietary medications.

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

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