Doctors slam Medical Council of India advice on generic drugs
Doctors argue that the drug regulatory mechanism in the country is opaque and cannot be trusted to ensure quality of non-branded medicines. They said that such a move would only further the interests of chemists. Doctors said there is more to branded drugs than their differential pricing and that brands are in a way an assurance of quality.
Dr Anoop Misra, chairman of Fortis Centre for Excellence for Diabetes, said, “Two factors are involved in prescribing drugs: quality and cost. Pharmacology says generic drugs are of the same quality as the branded ones. I would have no problem in prescribing them as I want the best for my patients. But it is not possible for the national drug regulator, Drug Controller General of India, with its present infrastructure to ensure 100 per cent quality.” He argued that the problem of drug resistance in TB patients could be as much an issue of quality of anti-TB drugs as poor patient compliance.
Doctors also question the open-ended tone of the MCI circular with no effort to regulate the manufacturing end of the supply chain.
Docters Unaware of Quality of Genericshvks | 04-Feb-2013Reply | Forward For launching a generic following quality checks are required:- 1) BABE Studies showing equivalence. 2) Formulation Details approved from DCGI (CDSCO) 3) Manufacturing facilities approved by FDA as per Schedule M. Many mfger are actually exporting the products to other countries, by implementing WHO quality manufacturing standards. Docters are taught pharmacology for only year with only pharma cology as one subject. They are unware actually for the medicines to be used and the ADR that may arise. Medical Negligence is subject long ignored, but this is long ignored by the MCI. But they are more interested for earning money. Regards,
Generic drugs are any drug marketed under its chemical name without advertising.dinesh chand | 04-Feb-2013Reply | Forward this is a good step by the M C I, to make generic medicines available to the needy.doctors prescribe the medicines on which they get hefty commissions, most of the doctors having their own medical stores run by their relatives, friends etc or deal on attractive commission from medical stores. the medicines prescribed by such doctors can be had only from the stores named by them. >50% of the medicines cost go to the doctor and remaining to the store. poor patient is crushed between these two fatal agents.
Generic Drugs from Jan Aushadhi Storesmp singh | 05-Feb-2013Reply | Forward Punjab has gone ahead in making available quality generic medicines both with Jan Aushadhi Logo as well as hundreds of other generic medicines not available from Govt CPSUs like IDPL and others four govt.undertakins.at present Pb runs 23 Jan Aushadhi Stores having sales more than 40 lakh/month collectively.Doctors are giving good response to prescribe generics.