The debate regarding use of generic medicines over branded medicines is in discussion for many years. There are some similarities and differences in generic and branded medicines available in the market. The present Study focused on to understand the perception of science students toward branded and generic medicines. Total sample size used for study was 100 respondents. The results indicated that majority of respondents are aware of branded and generic medicines available in the pharmacy stores. For respondents academic syllabus is the major source of information about generic and branded medicines. More than 50% of the respondents are not aware of Jan Ausudhi stores operating in India, which are involved in selling only generic medicines.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)
- Pharmacology (medical)