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Generic Drugs - CE671
Generic Drugs
Reducing the Cost of Care

CE671 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD and Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN
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The goal of this program is to provide nurses, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with information about generic drugs, the process of approval and cases in which generics can be substituted for brand-name drugs. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • List the requirements and the process for approval of a generic drug in the U.S.
  • Describe the barriers to generic drug dispensing
  • Discuss patient education needs related to generic drugs

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 3/12/2018

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