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Kuwait MoH Oks generic drugs

KUWAIT, Oct 15 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Ministry of Health adopted on Tuesday terms and specifications for purchase of generic medicines.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Badr, the assistant undersecretary for medicines and food supervision, said in a statement the generic drugs are of high quality and can be safely consumed.
These products have the same effects as of the brand-name products, however the packaging differs in shape, drawings and coloring, he indicated.
These drugs are of lower price as compared to the brand-name ones, he said, noting that they account to 9-10 percent of prescriptions in the United States of America.
However, he noted that the generic products must bear the name of the country of origin and stamp of the registration department of the ministry of health. (end) ays.rk