It is over six months since I am buying medicines for our family from the above Generic Pharmacy located in Picket, Secunderabad, at almost 70 percent lower prices than branded medicines. The outlet is manned by experienced Pharmacists. And the medicines they provide are exact equivalents to the branded medicines and we have got this affirmed by doctors in our family. And these medicines too are from well known companies like Ranbaxy, Cipla, German Remedies, BioChem, Alkem and so on.
Generic medicines have become very popular in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, and now they are gradually picking up in Hyderabad. Thanks to Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate programme and propaganda on Generic Medicines, that common people, politicians and Governments have begun to understand the importance of generic drugs for providing affordable healthcare. The Medical Council of India (MCI) guidelines dictate that doctors should prescribe generic medicines as far as possible but unfortunately vast majority of doctors do not do it. This is because of vested interests, especially doctor-pharma nexus, amassing wealth from the suffering of humanity.