What is generic medicine?

Updated: 4/28/2022
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When a medicine is first invented, the inventing company are the only ones allowed to make it for some years - they get a patent and they sell the medicine under their name. But patents will only hold for some years, after that anyone can make the medicine, and that's when it turns into a generic.

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