Multi-source medicine

A medicine that can be purchased under any of several trademarks from different manufacturers or distributors. When the patent of a medicine expires, a single-source medicine becomes multi-source. Multi-source medicines are intended to be pharmaceutically equivalent or pharmaceutical alternatives that are bioequivalent and hence are therapeutically equivalent and interchangeable. Cf. generic, single-source medicine

Last update: 21 June 2023

Source: PPRI