Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pakistan experience with generic drugs

Ayyaz Kiyani writes in India goes down the generic mrdicines path
"Pakistan was one of the first countries, in 1972, to introduce the Generic Drugs Act. The policy brought out by the government of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s People’s Party was politically motivated and poorly designed. Soon after its promulgation, the parties hurt by the new policy (doctors lead by the Pakistan Medical Association and the Big Pharma), got together and started to conspire against the policy. They lead a ferocious campaign against it alleging generic drugs were of poor quality and low efficacy. Unfortunately, the subsequent lack of regulation or control of generics led effectively to the market being flooded by poor quality drugs, and the scheme needlessly failed a couple of years later."
He hopes that India will fare better.
Ed Yong writes of Silk cages that preserve vaccines and antibiotics for months without refrigeration
A commenter says that it will help if factories are not blown up
P.S. See also A historic move to make drugs affordable and India refuses to hike cancer drug price

1 comment:

prabhakar yadav said...

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