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No, these tablets are NOT fakes !
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No, these tablets are NOT fakes !

January 17, 2020

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD There is a video clip from an under-informed and over-enthusiastic news channel that is doing the rounds these days in YouTube and social media platforms that is screaming itself hoarse that India has been flooded with a new kind of fake plastic tablets that can ruin the health of…

In a first, regulator hikes prices of essential medicines
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In a first, regulator hikes prices of essential medicines

December 14, 2019

New Delhi: In a major development that would help drug makers to tide over the high costs of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and intermediates, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has increased the ceiling price of 21 formulations by 50 percent on Dec.13. NPPA said it has been receiving applications for an upward revision of…

Generic medicines: Some questions
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Generic medicines: Some questions

June 10, 2017

Sir, Of late, we are witnessing lot of discussions on generic medicines to be prescribed by doctors. When a drug is prescribed by its generic name, the patient can opt for a cheaper medicine. But do all patients have knowledge of  drugs prescribed by the doctor? It’s a clear NO.  Then the chemist has to…

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

May 26, 2017

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 !

May 19, 2017

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

May 18, 2017

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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