Generic – Official Name of the Drug
Generic names are assigned by an official body – the United States Adopted Names Council, once a drug has been approved as safe and effective by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration.)
Brand Names – Company Trademark Name
Brand names (also called trade names) are developed by the company or companies that manufacture them. Brand names identify the drug as the property of the company.
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