Linking up with the topical activities of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) in
defining the concepts generic alternative, generic substitution, therapeutic alternative, therapeutic
substitution and therapeutic replacement and the proposed policy, the paper describes the state and
development in the field of generics. The attention is devoted to the position of generics in selected
countries, their definitions, labelling, pricing and generic substitution.
generics – definition – labelling – pricing – generic substitution