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Subchapter 001 : Generic Drugs(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 4601)
§ 4601. Definitions
As used in this chapter:
(1) “Biological product” means a virus, therapeutic serum, toxin, antitoxin, vaccine, blood, blood component or derivative, allergenic product, protein (except any chemically synthesized polypeptide), or analogous product, or arsphenamine or derivative of arsphenamine (or any other trivalent organic arsenic compound), applicable to the prevention, treatment, or cure of a disease or condition in human beings.
(2) “Brand name” means the registered trademark name given to a drug product by its manufacturer or distributor.
(3) “Generic drug” means a drug listed by generic name and considered to be chemically and therapeutically equivalent to a drug listed by brand name, as both names are identified in the most recent edition of or supplement to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations (the Orange Book).
(4) “Generic name” means the official name of a drug product as established by the U. S. Adopted Names Council (USAN) or its successor, if applicable.
(5) “Interchangeable biological product” means a biological product that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has:
(A) licensed and determined, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 262(k)(4), to be interchangeable with the reference product against which it was evaluated as may be reflected in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Lists of Licensed Biological Products with Reference Product Exclusivity and Biosimilarity or Interchangeability Evaluations (the Purple Book); or
(B) determined to be therapeutically equivalent as set forth in the latest edition of or supplement to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations (the Orange Book).
(6) “Pharmacist” means a natural person licensed by the State Board of Pharmacy to prepare, compound, dispense, and sell drugs, medicines, chemicals, and poisons.
(7) “Prescriber” means any duly licensed physician, dentist, veterinarian, or other practitioner licensed to write prescriptions for the treatment or prevention of disease in man or animal.
(8) “Proper name” means the nonproprietary name of a biological product.
(9) “Reference product” means the single biological product licensed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 262(a) against which the interchangeable biological product was evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 262(k). (Added 1977, No. 127 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2001, No. 63, § 124; 2017, No. 193 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)