Composition, characteristics of generics influence efficacy

AMSTERDAM — With increasing choice of both branded and generic IOP lowering drugs, the issue becomes whether all patients can be given generics, a glaucoma specialist said in a presentation here.“Generally speaking, most generic drugs are the same quality and have the same performance as the brand name drug,” Jean-Phillipe Nordmann, MD, PhD, said at Glaucoma Subspecialty Day preceding the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting. They must have the same active ingredients, but the inactive ingredients are not always the same, he said.

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