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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 180-183

Generic drugs for public health in India: …….. Let the arguments begin


1 Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, S. N. Medical College, Agra (Uttar Pradesh), India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, S. N. Medical College, Agra (Uttar Pradesh), India
3 Post Graduate Student, Department of Pharmacology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
4 Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, S. N. Medical College, Agra (Uttar Pradesh), India
5 Professor and Head, Department of S.P.M., L.L.R.M. Medical College, Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), India

Correspondence Address:
M M Nagargoje
Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, S. N. Medical College, Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2321-7006.302273

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A worldwide debate is going on for increasing the use of generic drugs over branded drugs. Before starting arguments in favor or disfavor of preferential use of generic drugs in India, we need to first understand various terms related to the generic and branded drugs worldwide and in our country. This article deals with definitions, process of discovery, nomenclature, and types of generic drugs available in India and worldwide.


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