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Generic drugs are held to the same federal Food and Drug Administration standards for safety and performance as the brand names, yet can sell for 30–80 percent less.

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Crestor now available as generic!


Generic Name: Rosuvastatin
Brand Name: Crestor®

Drug class and uses: Rosuvastatin is a statin, a type of drug that lowers cholesterol in the body by blocking an enzyme in the liver.

Before the release of generic Rosuvastatin, AstraZeneca was the only manufacturer of this product, with approximately $6.5 billion in sales annually.



Gleevec now available as generic!


Generic Name: Imatinib mesylate
Brand Name: Gleevec®

Drug class and uses: Imatinib mesylate is used for the treatment of select leukemias, bone marrow disorders, tumors of the stomach and skin cancer.

Before the release of generic Imatinib mesylate, Novartis was the only manufacturer of this product, with approximately $2.5 billion in sales annually.

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