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Defective generic pill revives quality concerns over knockoffs
Drugs » FDA, trade group say finding doesn’t signal bigger problems.

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"Generic manufacturers need to be doing even more to ensure the quality of their products—for example, sharing best practices," Dr. Margaret Hamburg told members of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association. "And you have a particular responsibility to step forward when a product you are producing is medically necessary."

Despite the tough love from FDA officials, the agency continues to dedicate resources to bolster the image of generic drugs. Recent legislation passed by Congress includes FDA funding to study how differences in the color, shape and size of generic drug tablets can influence patients’ view of their quality, compared to traditional products.

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