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Quality, Safety and Efficacy of Generic Medicines used for Diabetes and Hypertension: A Review of the Literature

  title={Quality, Safety and Efficacy of Generic Medicines used for Diabetes and Hypertension: A Review of the Literature},
  author={Madeeha Malik and Azhar Hussain and Sabiha Khan and Ayisha Hashmi},
World Health Organization (WHO) defines the term ‘generic drug’ or ‘generic medicine’ as a pharmaceutical product that is usually intended to be interchangeable with an innovator product, is manufactured without a license from the innovator company and is marketed after the expiry date of the patent or other exclusive rights. Introduction of generic medicines can play a crucial role in the effective distribution of financial resources for pharmaceutical medicines. The use of increased amount of… 

Quality, Safety and Efficacy of Generic Medicines used for Diabetes and Hypertension: A Review of the Literature

The use of increased amount of generic drugs and the major differences between prices of generic and branded originator medicines have resulted in savings in healthcare costs.



A price and use comparison of generic versus originator cardiovascular medicines: a hospital study in Chongqing, China

  • Wenjie Zeng
  • Medicine, Political Science
    BMC Health Services Research
  • 2013
The market share of the generics was lowering and the weighted mean price kept increasing in face of the strict price control in China.

Sustaining Generic Medicines Markets in Europe

It is shown that coordinated government policies are critically needed in many European countries to sustain the development of a generic medicines market, and countries need to supplement supply-side policies, such as pricing reductions, by demand- side policies that create incentives for physicians, pharmacists and patients to use generic medicines.

Encouraging the use of generic medicines: implications for transition economies.

Generic drugs have a key role to play in the efficient allocation of financial resources for pharmaceutical medicines. Policies implemented in the countries with a high rate of generic drug use, such

Improving Adherence to Therapy and Clinical Outcomes While Containing Costs: Opportunities From the Greater Use of Generic Medications: Best Practice Advice From the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians

The purpose of this article is to help internists and other clinicians in making high-value, cost-conscious decisions about the use of generic drugs, and to provide practical advice based on the best available evidence about traditional small-molecule pharmaceuticals.

The uptake of non-branded medicines: Fact, fiction and biosimilarities

The various issues and policies affecting the uptake of non-branded medicines in the UK and across the globe are looked at, and the most important issues associated with the topic are highlighted to assist policy-making going forward.

Knowledge and attitudes of the pharmacists, prescribers and patients towards generic drug use in Istanbul – Turkey

It is demonstrated that healthcare providers as well as the drug consumers have insufficient knowledge about generic drugs, therefore, they should be better educated with respect to generic substitution.

Generic atorvastatin and health care costs.

Lipitor (atorvastatin) was the top-selling prescription drug in the United States in 2010, but its patent expired in June 2011, and the first generic version entered the market on November 30. What

Prices of antihypertensive medicines in sub‐Saharan Africa and alignment to WHO’s model list of essential medicines

Comparing prices of antihypertensive drugs in and between 13 sub‐Saharan African countries is compared to investigate compliance of National Essential Medicines Lists with the World Health Organization (WHO) EMLs in 2007.

Quality of generic medicines in South Africa: Perceptions versus Reality – A qualitative study

This study showed clear differences between perceptions of quality and actual quality of medicines suggesting deficiencies in public engagement by government regarding the implementation of generic medicines policy.

Analyzing Antidiabetes Drug Prescriptions With World Health Organization Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical/Defined Daily Dose Index to Assess Drug Utilization Pattern in Elderly Population of Rural Eastern India

The study exhibited increased utilization of 2 drug combinations of oral ADD and lower utilization of insulin during study period, and inferences merit further exploration.