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    generics

    Hi, this is about generic products (generic drugs), non-patented chemical and therapeutic equivalents of brand name drugs. Could anybody help me please.

    Do you say “generics” to mean manufacturers of generic drugs?
    I've never heard of it, but my Japanese boss says so. And I wanted to confirm. Please answer by Yes or No.
    (If it’s incorrect to say “generics” to mean manufacturers of generic drugs, what is the best way to describe them? Is there a better way to describe “manufacturers of generic drugs”?)
    Last edited by pink dragon; 06-Sep-2006 at 07:57.

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    Re: generics

    Hello pink dragon,

    I work for a generic pharmaceutical company. But we've never used "generics" for our "manufacturers". The manufactureres are simply called manufacturers, also in our international correspondence

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    Re: generics

    Thank you so much, Dany!
    I’m glad to get an answer from a person who actually works for a generic pharmaceutical company!

    Your answer is absolutely reliable and I’m now 100% sure that companies that make generic drugs are just called manufacturers and not generics.
    But I need to be 300% sure to tell my boss that he is wrong.
    So I’ll wait for other people’s reply to collect evidence!

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    Re: generics

    More evidence please!
    PD

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    Re: generics

    Do you know the newspaper "Scrip pharmaceutical news"? There you will also see that manufacterers are just manufacterers. If you want I can give you the adress and you can ask for a sample. Then you will have an evidence

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    Re: generics

    Quote Originally Posted by Dany View Post
    Do you know the newspaper "Scrip pharmaceutical news"? There you will also see that manufacterers are just manufacterers. If you want I can give you the adress and you can ask for a sample. Then you will have an evidence
    Thanks again, Dany! You are a great help!
    I searched and found the website of "Scrip pharmaceutical news".
    This could be evidence.
    But...what if he says "OK, they say 'manufacturers'. But that doesn't mean they don't use 'generics'..."
    So I want to find evidence that you don't say "generics" when you mean those companies!
    And reply by a few more people would be appreciated.

    (My problem is that I have to use what my boss writes in my job.
    People will consider that's my mistake, not his. I don't want to be considered incompetent...)

    PD

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    Re: generics

    Maybe you can try to make a survey on this forum. Then you will get more responses and you can show him the result I think that the moderators can help you to start a survey


    Good luck

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    #8

    Re: generics

    Hi Pink Dragon,

    I work in 'New Drug Discovery' and I haven't heard anybody calling 'Generics' to manufacturers of generic drugs.

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    Re: generics

    Thank you Dany, thank you explorelang!
    Quote Originally Posted by explorelang View Post
    Hi Pink Dragon,
    I work in 'New Drug Discovery' and I haven't heard anybody calling 'Generics' to manufacturers of generic drugs.
    That's really a reliable piece of information.
    I'm glad to have answers from specialists!

    I still wonder how native speakers of English, who are not specialists in the pharmaceutical field, feel.
    Does it sound strange to you if somebody calls companies that make generic drugs "generics"? For example, "relationship between Company A (the manufacturer of the original drug)" and generics (the manufacturers of the generic drugs)"?

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