U.S. FDA Announces Record Number of Generic Approvals in October
November 9, 2018 – The U.S. FDA approved a record number of generic drugs in the month of October, according to a statement. In all, 110 generic drugs received full approval. Another 18 received tentative approval.
Of the 128 generics approved in October, 23 were the first for brands that lacked competition. Seventeen were generics for complex drug products, which are products that can be difficult for generics manufacturers to duplicate due to features such as unique delivery systems.
The FDA has provided a list of first generic approvals granted from January 2018 onward at: