i wanted to get the trade name of a drug, but in https://api.fda.gov/drug/label.json?search=openfda.generic_name:Amoxicillin i get brand_name. so can someone please confirm, that brand_name refers to trade name? Because as per above link, generic_name and brand_name are same.

  • It is possible that, for drugs that have been generic for a long time, the brand name, trade name and generic name are the same. Try checking whether the names are the same for recent drugs still on patent. – matt_black Jan 11 '19 at 15:19

Yes, trade name, brand name, and proprietary name are all used interchangeably.

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    Are you answering for the definitions used in the OpenFDA database? Then please add a link to those definitions. The answer (short) as it is now may be just an opinion about generic terms. – user4293 Jan 10 '19 at 21:12

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