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Generic equivalent

A generic equivalent is a generic prescription drug that has the same active ingredients as its brand-name counterpart. For a generic drug to be considered “equivalent,” it has to be approved by the FDA as being interchangeable with that brand-name drug.

Under Washington State law, the pharmacist is required to dispense a generic equivalent in place of a brand-name drug, unless your provider objects. See the "Substitution under Washington State Law" section in your certificate of coverage for how this works.