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Old 09.11.2011, 15:36
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Re: Swiss doc boycotts Novartis over job cuts

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It depends. Not all generics work on all patients. Some have fillers or other substances that patients are sensitive to. Sometimes the dosages are inconsistent... This is or was a big problem in the US where many generics(often imported) used were not subjected to adequate quality control. I don't know what the situation is here. Most of my generics seem to come from sandoz, and maybe mepha.

For many medications it is just fine, but it really depends.
This is really misleading information!! A generic can only be called a generic if its identical and directly substitutable with the originator product. There is no ambiguity or confusion here, a generic is an identical copy or its a different drug. Perhaps the situation you describe in the US involved an importer bringing in v.poor quality or counterfeit drugs.
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