Quality of generic medicines in South Africa: perceptions versus reality - a qualitative study

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Generic Medicines are an important policy option allowing for access to affordable, essential medicines. Quality of generic medicines must be guaranteed through the activities of national medicines regulatory authorities. Existing negative perceptions surrounding the quality of generic medicines must be addressed to ensure that people use them with confidence. Campaigns to increase the uptake of generic medicines by consumers and providers of healthcare need to be informed by local norms and practices. This study sought to compare South African consumers' and healthcare providers' perceptions of quality of generics to the actual quality of selected products.
Original languageEnglish
JournalB M C Health Services Research
Pages (from-to)297
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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