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Prasco is The Industry Resource on Authorized Generics. We have immersed ourselves in the study of the subject, its affects on the marketplace and on consumer behavior. Prasco’s position on authorized generics is congruent with that of the FDA, who stated:

“Marketing of authorized generics increases competition, promoting lower prices for pharmaceuticals, particularly during the 180-day exclusivity period in which the prices for generic drugs are often substantially higher than after other generic products are able to enter the market.”

Prasco applauds industry leaders who continue the investigation on this topic. While Prasco seeks opportunities to further educate audiences on the benefits of authorized generics, this Web page resource is intended to serve as an objective list of industry links and resources on the subject.

Web Links

Prasco Web site
FDA's List of Authorized Generic Drugs
FTC Proposes Study of Competitive Impacts of Authorized Generic Drugs
FTC Interim Report on Authorized Generics
GPhA's Position against Authorized Generics
FTC Report on Authorized Generics

Studies and Reports

FTC Report: Authorized Generics: Interim Report
Comments by FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch


Authorized Generic Drugs, Price Competition, and Consumers’ Welfare (PDF)
June, 2007; Prepared by: Ernst R. Berndt, Richard Mortimer, et al.

"Independent study confirms Authorized Generic Pharmaceuticals Reduce Prices Without Discouraging the Marketing of Other Generic Drugs"  The Impact of Authorized Generic Pharmaceuticals on the Introduction of Other Generic Pharmaceuticals Authored by Dr. Kevin A. Hassett and Dr. Robert J. Shapiro (PDF)

May, 2007 Assessment of Authorized Generics in the U.S. Prepared for: PhRMA
Spring 2006; Prepared by: IMS Consulting IMS HEALTH 660 West Germantown Pike Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1048 Ph: 610-832-5839

An Assessment of the Effect of Authorized Generics on Consumer Prices prepared for GPhA (PDF)
July 31, 2006; Prepared by:  Aiden Hollis & Bryan A. Liang
American Enterprise Institute

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