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March 25, 2014   |   Josh Halpern

What Happens When Doctors Start Asking Who Makes Your Generic?

Who makes your generic?

I recently read an article by Toni Clarke and Bill Berkrot, "Unease grows among US doctors over Indian drug quality." The piece raised some interesting points around the quality of imported drugs and the fact that doctors are starting to question the origin of the drugs they are prescribing to their patients. Recently, the FDA banned the importation of products from certain pharmaceutical manufacturers due to quality control problems, including data manipulation and sanitation. According to the article, "Some US doctors are becoming concerned about the quality of generic drugs supplied by Indian manufacturers following a flurry of recalls and import bans by the Food and Drug Administration."

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