I am frequently asked about the use of generic medications. In general, most patients do well with generic medications. I prescribe generic medications every day and I take generic medications myself as do my family members. However, they are not always identical to brand name medications. There have been some concerns raised about the safety, efficacy, and tolerability of some generic medications. Below is some information regarding some of these concerns.Bottle of Lies
Bottle of Lies is an award winning book by investigative author Katherine Eban based on a 10 year project reviewing generic manufacturing processes. Watch her TEDMED talk below.The Orange Book
The Orange Book is a website that is part of the FDA website. It lists approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. On this site, you can look up all of the generic manufacturers of any medication as well as finding detailed information regarding the data on any name brand or generic information.