Tomorrow at The Ivy Bookshop – Generic Drugs: What You Should Know About Their Surprising History And Use

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Generic Drugs: What You Should Know About Their Surprising History And Use

THE IVY BOOKSHOP AND JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

Co-sponsored with Johns Hopkins University Press and the Johns Hopkins Healthy Living Program.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – 7:00pm

Generic drugs are now familiar objects in clinics, drugstores, and households around the world. We like to think of these tablets, capsules, patches, and ointments as interchangeable with their brand-name counterparts: why pay more for the same? And yet they are not quite the same. They differ in price, in place of origin, in color, shape, and size, in the dyes, binders, fillers, and coating used, and in a host of other ways. Claims of generic equivalence, as physician-historian Jeremy Greene reveals in this gripping narrative, are never based on being identical to the original drug in all respects, but in being the same in all ways that matter. Click to view more

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