Renal patients' views on generic prescribing and substitution: example from the United Arab Emirates.

@article{Ameri2013RenalPV,
  title={Renal patients' views on generic prescribing and substitution: example from the United Arab Emirates.},
  author={Mubarak Nasser Al Ameri and Wael Osman Mohamed and Emad Makramalla and B Shalhoub and Arthur T. Tucker and Atholl Johnston},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={373-81}
}
This survey examined current patient awareness and understanding of generic substitution. We surveyed 188 renal patients using 36 multiple-choice questions in 2 hospitals in the United Arab Emirates. We found that 70% of patients were aware of the availability of generic medicines, 60% understood the terms "generic" and "branded" in relation to medicines and 64% were conscious of generic substitution practice. However, 32% did not know if they were taking generics and 31% felt that generics… CONTINUE READING