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Revista Científica Ciencia Médica

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TORRES SERNA, Camilo et al. GENERIC MEDICATIONS, PERCEPTION OF THE DOCTORS. CALI, COLOMBIA. Rev Cient Cienc Méd [online]. 2018, vol.21, n.1, pp.40-44. ISSN 2077-3323.

It is common to hear medical mistrust of the effectiveness of generic drugs. The objective of this study is to quantify the acceptance of physicians linked to the General System of Social Security in Health of Colombia to the prescription of generic drugs. Was performed across-sectional, descriptive study. Eightydoctors in clinical practice were interviewed, all doctors who made clinical consultation in the practice sites of a Medical School of Cali-Colombia. The results show that the physicians consulted are clear about the concept of generic medicine and 89.6% of them consider the generic product essentially similar to the original reference medicine, but at the same time, they tend to think that generic products do not comply with the desired therapeutic effect. It is also stand out that 74,4% of doctors consider that patients value the use of generic products little.

Keywords : prescription of drugs; generic drugs; innovative medicines; fraudulent drugs.

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