Navigation Links
Rajasthan Doctors to Prescribe Medicines by Generic Name

Doctors at government-run hospitals in Rajasthan will now have to prescribe medicines by their generic names instead of a brand name//, according to Health Minister Digambar Singh.

"We have issued a letter in this regard to all government medical colleges, hospitals, primary health centres, community health centres and dispensaries," Singh told IANS.

The doctors will have to prescribe the name of the salt, and not the brand names. Failure to do so would call for stern action, he said.

A separate letter has been sent to all regional commissioners and district collectors to chargesheet doctors not prescribing generic medicines. Chief medical and health officials have also been asked to identify doctors flouting the rule.

Similar directives have been issued several times in the past but failed to dissuade doctors from prescribing branded medicines.

Salts used in generic and branded medicines are the same and are used in the same proportions, but the branded medicines are generally costlier due to packaging and marketing expenses.

"Generic medicines are sometimes cheaper than branded medicines, but the active ingredient that produces the therapeutic effect of the medicine is the same in both," said a doctor here.

The treatment could become 40-50 percent cheaper with the use of the generic medicines, a health department official noted.

"Being a standard product, the quality of generic medicines is usually good.

But owing to monetary benefits, doctors do not follow the standard treatment guidelines in the state," he added.

Source-IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Rajasthan Gears Up To Fight Against Avian Flu
2. Hot Air Balloon Festival launched in Rajasthan
3. Soft Drinks May Be Banned In Rajasthan Schools
4. Rajasthan Plans To Run Christian Institutions
5. More Than 200,000 Miners In Rajasthan Suffer From Silicosis
6. Rajasthan Doctors Booked For Female Foeticide
7. NHRC Demands Report From Govt Of Rajasthan On Sex Determination Tests
8. Residents Doctors Call Off Strike In Rajasthan
9. 72-year-old Bachelor of Rajasthan Fails Class 10 Again!
10. Rajasthan Government Plans to Monitor Private Health Centres
11. Rajasthan Government to Distribute Free Education Kits to Students
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs ... College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. ... treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned ... the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at ... fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 on E ... goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo not ... as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills Physicians ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to ... came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief ... a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly ... lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... "Global MEMS Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to ... The report contains up to date financial ... reliable analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on ... dive analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any indication, the future ... today online at www.diabetesscholars.org by the Diabetes ... stand in the way of academic and community service ... scholarship program since 2012, and continues to advocate for ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and ... Procedure Volumes: Global Analysis (United States, China, Japan, Brazil, ... report to their offering. ... for healthcare business planners, provides surgical procedure volume data ... trends with an in-depth analysis of growth drivers and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: