From Generic Conception to Drug Stores and How to Be the First to File


By: Emily MacHale
July 20, 2016

It’s safe to say that generic medicines have made a huge impact on the pharmaceutical industry over the past three decades. The idea of getting a prescription filled with the same effect and outcome as a brand drug, but at a much lower cost, appears to be the biggest grand slam of them all.

So what takes place to get these generic drugs from conception to drug stores? With the same rigorous testing as brands, generics go through identical procedures to ensure the safety and efficacy in their active ingredient.

Once a medicine is first developed, the creating pharmaceutical company receives a patent on the new brand drug, usually lasting for 20 years. After 20 years comes and goes, a generic version can then become available and be named under the drug’s chemical or “generic” name.

While it is important to be the “first to file” in the generic world, Integrium’s speedy services and capital efficient clinical trials are your ticket to a soon-to-be generic drug. In as little as 90 days, Integrium can take your drug through PK trials and set you up for affordable and quality results.

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