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Generic Drugs: The Murkier Side
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Generic Drugs: The Murkier Side

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Last week, I explained the difference between branded and generic drugs and also told you why most doctors prescribe branded drugs exclusively although they may be considerably more expensive than the latter. Today in our country most branded drugs are manufactured by very reputed companies and because their very…

The Generic Muddle Unravelled !
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The Generic Muddle Unravelled !

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Of late, there has been much discussion in the lay press about branded and generic drugs ever since reports started appearing in the media about doctors and hospitals swindling patients by making them buy costlier drugs when much cheaper ones are easily available in the market. In yesterday’s Star…

Generic Vs Branded medicines
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Generic Vs Branded medicines

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A recent government order asking doctors to prescribe medicines by their generic names and not by brands has sent the medical community into a tizzy. But a basic question comes first: Are our generic medicines manufactured for internal consumption safe? Ironically, India is the largest manufacturer of generic…

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