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Are all brands of a medicine really of equal quality and what is bioequivelance?

Professor Andrew McLachlan provides clarity around this often misunderstood area and answers the questions you’ve always wanted to ask.

Overview: In Australia, generic products must be bioequivalent to the innovator brand name product, or the market leader, before they are approved. Health professionals have a key role in helping patients understand any real or perceived differences between different brands of medicines. NPS MedicineWise has developed an online learning module designed to explain the role of bioequivalence in generic medicines development and to assist health professional to feel confident explaining these principles to patients.

View the learning outcomes.

Target group: Health professionals

CPD: It is recommended that 45 CPD minutes be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

The 2024 enrolment version will be available from 1 January 2024.

2023 enrolments will close 31 December 2023.

Learning outcomes

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Define the concept of bioequivalence
  • Answer key scientific questions about:
    • the quality and efficacy of bioequivalent products
    • the role of bioequivalence within regulatory and international standards
    • real and perceived differences between bioequivalent products
  • Address health professional and patient concerns and common misconceptions.

Last modified: Monday, 15 April 2024, 10:47 AM