Is there a need for a formulary of clinically interchangeable medicines to guide generic substitution in Saudi Arabia?

@article{Alrasheedy2013IsTA,
  title={Is there a need for a formulary of clinically interchangeable medicines to guide generic substitution in Saudi Arabia?},
  author={Alian A. Alrasheedy and Mohamed Azmi Hassali and Hisham S. Aljadhey and Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim and Saleh Karamah Al-Tamimi},
  journal={Journal of young pharmacists : JYP},
  year={2013},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={
          73-5
        }
}

The experiences of implementing generic medicine policy in eight countries: A review and recommendations for a successful promotion of generic medicine use

  • M. HassaliA. Alrasheedy H. Aljadhey
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Saudi pharmaceutical journal : SPJ : the official publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
  • 2014

The Need to Cover Generic Medications and Generic Substitution Practice in the Curricula of Pharmacy Colleges in Saudi Arabia

TLDR
There are several important topics related to generic medications and generic substitution that need to be covered adequately in the curricula of pharmacy colleges so that following graduation, pharmacy students can play a pivotal role in the promotion of the appropriate use of generic medications.

GENERIC DRUG: PRESCRIBER’S PERSPECTIVE

TLDR
To have a better understanding of the generic drug, the doctor must be well informed about the generics during their academic career resulting in savings to healthcare budgets.

Knowledge, attitude, and practice of generic medicines among physicians at multispecialty hospital: An observational study

TLDR
To have a better understanding of the generic drug, the doctor must be well informed about the generics products during their academic career that will significantly impact health-care budgets.

Knowledge and perceptions of physicians from private medical centres towards generic medicines: a nationwide survey from Malaysia

TLDR
The majority of the physicians from private medical centres in Malaysia had negative perceptions about safety, quality and the efficacy ofGeneric medicines, which could be the cause of the limited use of generic medicines in the privatemedical centres.

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Resident Doctors for use of Generic Medicines at a Tertiary care Hospital

Objective: To assess knowledge, attitude and practice of resident doctors regarding generic medicines at a tertiary care teaching hospital. Method: This cross sectional study was conducted in 296

Knowledge and perceptions of physicians from private medical centres towards generic medicines in the State of Perak, Malaysia: Findings and implications

TLDR
A cross-sectional questionnaire-based mail survey involving 172 physicians in 16 private medical centres in Perak, Malaysia was conducted, finding that 47.6% of physicians believed that advertisements by pharmaceutical companies affect their perceptions of generic medicines.

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