FDA doesn't approve most generics reviewed in first cycle

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An HHS Office of Inspector General report says the FDA does not approve 96% of new generic drugs reviewed during their first cycle because they contain chemistry deficiencies. The document, which examines generic drug reviews for 2006, says the agency exceeded the 180-day review requirement for 46% of original applications. 
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