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Safety labeling on generic drugs is inconsistent, study says

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8650 (Published 21 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8650
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

Generic drugs are required by US law to carry safety warnings on their labels identical to those on the branded drugs, but a new study shows that 68% of the time there were inconsistencies between the two.1

The study used software to extract and compare electronic versions of all package inserts in the Food and Drug Administration’s DailyMed repository, a total of 9105 product labels as at September 2010, representing …

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