Branded drugs need to be phased out: Doctors' groups
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Doctors and public health groups have come together to suggest that the government should phase out branded drugs in a calibrated manner and ban differential pricing under different brands to promote generic drug prescriptions.

All India Drug Action Network (AIDAN), a group of public health activists and doctors, said the PM's proposal to make generic prescription mandatory for doctors would be a useless and counterproductive step as a standalone measure. It urged the government to gradually phase out branded drugs, so that all medicines (except patented drugs) were available under the same generic name and not just doctors, but even pharmacists are unable to push specific brands.

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