Jere E. Goyan

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Every prescription written for a generic drug requires an act of faith by the prescriber that any one of the several available products will be therapeutically equivalent to the innovator (brand name) products. Concerns about this act of faith have been expressed for many years, particularly in the wake of the generic scandals that occurred in 1989-1990,(More)
  • J E Goyan
  • Drug intelligence & clinical pharmacy
  • 1983
The history of the drug approval process in the United States includes three phases. First, the Food and Drug Act of 1906 essentially required that the labeling of drugs be truthful. The 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act added a requirement that drugs be proven safe, and the 1962 act added the requirement that drugs be efficacious. Each of these steps(More)