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  • December 20, 2019

SILVER SPRING, MD—The FDA approved 1,171 generic drug products during the 2019 fiscal year, exceeding the 2018 record of 971 approvals. Also, 125 of the approvals were for first generics of medicines that had no generic competition, including an emergency opioid overdose treatment and drugs to treat conditions such as pulmonary arterial hypertension, breast cancer, seizures, depression, and various infections.