Your explanation of pregabalin vs
. name brand Lyrica makes perfect sense, Pat, from what I've read. Seems as if Pfizer's patent is pretty much "locked in" until late 2018 which means only the ingredient "pregabalin" can be generically produced....NOT a generic likeness of the EXACT same drug. This may interest you:
'Is Pregabalin a Generic Lyrica?"
"No, it isn't. Pregabalin is the active ingredient in Lyrica, not a generic version of the drug.