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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 8
First page : ( 3399) Last page : ( 3401)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00626.1

Generic and Branded Medicines: Science Students Perspective

Deeksha, Ligade V S*

Department of Pharmacy Management, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal

*Corresponding Author E-mail: virendra123sl@gmail.com

Online published on 31 October, 2018.


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.



Branded, Generic, Science, Students.


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