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JAN AUSHADHI STORES IN INDIA AND QUALITY OF MEDICINES THEREIN

@inproceedings{Anita2011JANAS,
  title={JAN AUSHADHI STORES IN INDIA AND QUALITY OF MEDICINES THEREIN},
  author={Kotwani Anita and Nanda Arun},
  year={2011}
}
Generic medicines are an affordable alternative to the costlier, patented, branded medicines.  However, vast majority of Indian population still has to spend "out of pocket" on costlier, branded medicines.  Various surveys in India have highlighted the problem of availability and supply of cheaper generics in Indian market.   Recently, Government of India has initiated the scheme of "Jan Aushadhi Stores", planned in each district in the country, to provide for cheaper generic medicines… 
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