A Survey Based Exploratory Study Evaluating Chemist’s Knowledge, Attitude, Concerns and Experience Regarding Generic Medicines in Urban Central Gujarat Region

Authors(2) :-Kishnani Tarun N, Patel Vipul P.

The questionnaire based survey study was conducted to understand the perception about the generic medicines in chemists’ mind of urban Madhya Gujarat region precisely Vadodara, Dahod and Godhra. It was a questionnaire based survey intended to understand exactly what pharmacist’ think about generic medicines i.e. quality, knowledge attitude and experiences. The results of the study show that the chemists were not so clear and confident about these aspects regarding generic medicines but nearly all agreed that margins decrease as cost of medicines decreases. Nexus among doctor chemist and drug companies was also found evident. FDCs (Fixed dose combinations) were found in abundance. Branded generics were found to capture the major pie of the market. Pure generics were found very less against FDCs and branded generics. Short supply of generic medicine was found be an issue like there are no generic options available in many cases. Illegibility of prescriptions was considered as an issue by majority. Enlarged NLEM (national list of essential medicines), lowering of ceiling prices of many useful medicines and emergence of generic stores promoted by governments such efforts are marking their impact.

Authors and Affiliations

Kishnani Tarun N
Pharmacy, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan, Gujarat, India
Patel Vipul P.
Department of Quality Assurance, Sanjivani College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Kopargaon, Maharashtra, India

Questionnaire, generic medicines, chemists, Vadodara, Godhra, Dahod

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 3 | May-June 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-06-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 489-493
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1733131
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Kishnani Tarun N, Patel Vipul P., " A Survey Based Exploratory Study Evaluating Chemist’s Knowledge, Attitude, Concerns and Experience Regarding Generic Medicines in Urban Central Gujarat Region, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.489-493 , May-June-2017.
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