A brand name drug is a medication sold by a pharmaceutical company under a trademark - protected name. Brand name medications can only be produced and sold by the company that holds the patent for the drug.

Brand name drugs may be available by prescription or over the counter (OTC).

Brand name is the name given to a pharmaceutical product by the manufacturer. The use of this name is reserved exclusively to its owner as opposed to generic name. Brand names may also be used for generic products; they are then often called "branded generics". These brand names are different from innovator brand names.....Read More