generic generic  /dʒə ˈnɛ rɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a wine that is a blend of several varieties of grapes with no one grape predominating; a wine that does not carry the name of any specific grape
  2. (n) any product that can be sold without a brand name
  3. (adj) relating to or common to or descriptive of all members of a genus
  4. (adj) (of drugs) not protected by trademark
  5. (adj) applicable to an entire class or group

Usage(s):

  1. Given the Republicans' tendency to overperform the generic polling, that's a win for Republicans.
  2. I think the generic ballot is so awash with analytical problems that any kind of direct use of it is trouble.
  3. The European Commission zings the drug giants with threats to clamp down on practices it claims are unfairly undermining generic competitors.

News

  1. FDA needs to allow generic drug manufacturers to post warning labels on prescription drugs, says Public Citizen

    Generic drugs comprise 80 percent of American prescriptions. But Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy organization, wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to allow generic manufacturers to post new warnings that can come decades after the drugs were approved. 
    on June 25, 2013     Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  2. Justices block generic drug liability lawsuits

    By Lawrence Hurley and Bill Berkrot WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that generic drugmakers cannot be sued under state law for adverse reactions to their products, a decision that consumer advocates called a blow to patient safety. In a 5-4 vote, the court ruled for Mutual Pharmaceutical Co, owned by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, overturning a multimillion ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Generic drug design-defect claims preempted

    &via=&related=DolcePixel" In a victory to generic pharmaceutical companies, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that state design-defect laws that impose a duty on generic drug makers to either change their labeling in violation of federal law or pull the drug from the market are preempted. &via=&related=DolcePixel"
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Daily Record

Quotes

  1. "Of course it's a little more challenging because we haven't done the training on the ground for it," Curbeam said in an interview Sunday evening. "But we did have a lot of generic training for solar array wing deploy and retract...... I have...
    on Dec 17, 2006 By: Robert Curbeam Source: Forbes

  2. "I think they understood very well that I fight for specific architecture against generic architecture," Nouvel said by phone from his office in Paris. "Every project is an adventure."
    on Mar 30, 2008 By: Jean Nouvel Source: Washington Post

  3. The term mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle "was very generic" and intended to guide a broader discussion of what type of truck would be needed to defend against the changing threats troops in the field faced, Hejlik told reporters in May...
    on Aug 30, 2006 By: Dennis Hejlik Source: Leading The Charge

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