2008 - Review: Brand-name drugs are not more effective than generic versions for treating cardiovascular disease

Manns, Braden
April 2009
ACP Journal Club;4/21/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 4, p4
Academic Journal
The article reviews studies conducted to know whether generic drugs are as effective as brand-name drugs for treating cardiovascular disease. Outcomes of the study were determined by vital signs like heart rate, blood pressure, and urine output; clinical laboratory studies, patient morbidity or mortality, and health system use. It was found that brand-name drugs used to treat cardiovascular disease are not more effective than generic versions.


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