Crocin or paracetamol what should the doctor prescribe?

Chirantan Chatterjee, Kensuke Kubo, Viswanath Pingali

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As the Indian government contemplates enacting generic name-based prescriptions, it is important to understand the pros and cons of such regulation. This article points out various advantages associated with such changes in doctor behaviour, while pointing out potential issues with it. It argues that while the prices of older drugs might come down because of the new regulation, other issues pertaining to quality might arise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-22
Number of pages3
JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 12
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Political Science and International Relations


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