Year : 2016 | Volume : 4 | Issue : 4 | Page : 180 - 183  

Generic drugs for public health in India: …….. Let the arguments begin

Nagargoje MM 1, Chaudhary SS 2, Siddiqui HA 3, Misra SK 4, Garg SK 5

1Associate Professor, 2Assistant Professor, 4Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, S. N. Medical College, Agra (Uttar Pradesh)

3Post Graduate Student, Department of Pharmacology, AIIMS, New Delhi

5Professor and Head, Department of S.P.M., L.L.R.M. Medical College, Meerut (Uttar Pradesh)

Corresponding Author:

Dr Manisha M Nagargoje



A worldwide debate is going on for increasing the use of generic drugs over branded drugs. Before starting arguments in favor or disfavor of preferential use of generic drugs in India, we need to first understand various terms related to the generic and branded drugs worldwide and in our country. This article deals with definitions, process of discovery, nomenclature, and types of generic drugs available in India and worldwide.


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