Short Communication on- Generic versus Branded drugs

  • Swapnil Shankar Patil Vasantidevi Patil Institute of Pharmacy
Keywords: Generic, Branded, High Price, High Quality


Our paper is focuses on how the generic drugs are beneficial to human use and what the drawbacks of branded drugs are. Now government of India is giving permission to sell the generic drug in the market with prescription of physician. Or any pharmacist can open the generic medical drug store. Day by day the patients are aware about benefits and use of generic drugs. It is important that we consult our doctors before deciding if a generic is right for us. Many prescriptions medicines are available to treat depression and bipolar disorder the pharmacist might ask if you want your prescription filled with the brand name medicine or the generic medicine. Each option has pros and cons to consider. This brochure gives you the information you need to help you decide what's right for you in your treatment and recovery plan. The present article giving the information regarding generic drugs versus branded drugs.

Author Biography

Swapnil Shankar Patil, Vasantidevi Patil Institute of Pharmacy

Vasantidevi Patil Institute of Pharmacy,
Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India


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How to Cite
Patil, S. 2019. Short Communication on- Generic versus Branded drugs. PharmaTutor. 7, 2 (Feb. 2019), 16-17. DOI: