More than 80% of generic drugs meet Anvisa's requirements

More than 80% of generic drugs meet Anvisa's requirements

Agency states that batches that do not pass the test are suspended;first record in the country, which has 6,300 generics, was exactly 18 years ago

Generic should be at least 35% cheaper than the reference medicineDaia Oliver / R7A survey conducted by Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency) reveals that generic drugs have a high rate of approval.The agency said on Thursday (5), date of 18 years of registration of the first generic in Brazil, that 85.9% of them meet the technical requirements.Physical and chemical aspects of the products are evaluated, such as active ingredient dosage, weight variation, dose uniformity, labeling aspect and body dissolution.Lots that fail the tests are suspended, according to the agency."The results of batches that fail the tests define various health actions, such as suspension of sale and use, changes in registration, inspection actions, corrective actions taken by manufacturers and the establishment of sanitary administrative proceedings."Tests were performed on 284 lots of drugs between 2016 and 2017. The number of generic lots selected for testing in this period corresponds to...


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