This article is about contaminated generics, but we think it explains and justifies some of FIP Fighters’ concerns about use of unapproved substances and drugs. Please read it thoroughly and carefully. It explains that generics are not the same as or identical to name brand drugs. Contamination problems were caused by active pharmaceutical ingredients manufactured in China and India. There are still manufacturing problems in those countries, and the FDA has stepped up its presence and manufacturing inspections in both countries.
Drugs alleging to be GC376 and GS441524 are not generic versions of the drugs in the clinical trials, nor have their safety and efficacy been established.