At Mylan we have one global quality standard in everything we do. There is nothing generic about our standards. Our internal teams conduct reviews of all products, start to finish, no matter where in the world they are made.
Why such high standards? Because we truly care about the people who will be helped by the medicines we make. And we believe in earning that trust from physicians, pharmacists, other health care professionals and patients, every day. It’s why we say, “Our Mylan is Your Mylan.”
How do generic medicines become available?
When a pharmaceutical company develops a new original medicine, it takes out a patent. The new medicine usually has a unique name or brand. It can also be called an “originator” medicine. When a patent’s time period comes to an end, other pharmaceutical companies can make a similar version – a generic – of the original medicine. The generic versions can sometimes be substituted “interchangeable’” for the original medicines.
1Feargal Goodman, Assistant Sec. of the Primary Care Division, Dept. of Health speaking at the Joint Committee on Health and Children, regarding the Cost of Pharmaceutical drugs, 12th March, 2015