brand-name drug :
- n a drug that has a trade name and is protected by a patent (can be produced and sold only by the company holding the patent)
News & Articles
- America Could Save Billions If People Took Their Medicines
What if people almost always took the medications they were prescribed? And what if doctors, instead of reaching first for expensive brand-name drugs, tried out similar generic medicines first? How much money could be saved?
June 27, 2013 - Forbes
- Court rules generic-drug makers can’t be sued over defects
The ruling creates a legal oddity in which people who are hurt by a brand-name drug can sue the drug maker for damages, but the same is not true for those who take a generic drug.
June 24, 2013 - Portland Press Herald