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A study on the knowledge, attitude, and the practice of generic medicines among the doctors in a tertiary care teaching hospital in South India

Sandeep Kumar Gupta, Roopa Prasad Nayak, Surendra Kumar Vidyarthi.


Background: The assessment of doctor’s perceptions and understanding about generic medicines may help in recognizing possible barriers to greater generic medicine usage.

Aims & Objective: The primary objective of this study was to explore the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of doctors toward generic medicines.

Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out using a pretested questionnaire in a tertiary-care teaching hospital of Perambalur district of Tamil Nadu (India). The questionnaire was designed to assess the KAP about generic medicines. The doctors working in this institute during the study period were included. All data were analyzed with the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS, version 16.0). p-Values of

Key words: Generic Medicines; Knowledge; Attitude; Practice; New Drug Development

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