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Physician and pharmacist perceptions of generic medicines: What they think and how they differ


  • Dunne, Suzanne
  • Shannon, Bill
  • Hannigan, Ailish
  • Dunne, Colum
  • Cullen, Walter


This study is the first comparative assessment, internationally, of perceptions of generic medicines between general practitioners (GPs) and pharmacists in at least the last decade.

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  • Dunne, Suzanne & Shannon, Bill & Hannigan, Ailish & Dunne, Colum & Cullen, Walter, 2014. "Physician and pharmacist perceptions of generic medicines: What they think and how they differ," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 116(2), pages 214-223.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:116:y:2014:i:2:p:214-223
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2014.03.007

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    1. Brick, Aoife & Gorecki, Paul K. & Nolan, Anne, 2013. "Ireland: Pharmaceutical Prices, Prescribing Practices and Usage of Generics in a Comparative Context," Research Series, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), number RS32, January.
    2. Fabiano, Valentina & Mameli, Chiara & Cattaneo, Dario & Delle Fave, Antonella & Preziosa, Alessandra & Mele, Giuseppe & Clementi, Emilio & Zuccotti, Gian Vincenzo, 2012. "Perceptions and patterns of use of generic drugs among Italian Family Pediatricians: First round results of a web survey," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 104(3), pages 247-252.
    3. Gorecki, Paul K. & Nolan, Anne & Brick, Aoife & Lyons, Seán, 2012. "Pharmaceuticals Delivery in Ireland. Getting a Bigger Bang for the Buck," Research Series, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), number RS24, January.
    4. Chua, Gin Nie & Hassali, Mohamed Azmi & Shafie, Asrul Akmal & Awaisu, Ahmed, 2010. "A survey exploring knowledge and perceptions of general practitioners towards the use of generic medicines in the northern state of Malaysia," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 95(2-3), pages 229-235, May.
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    1. Mondelo-García, Cristina & Mendoza, Elvia & Movilla-Fernández, María-Jesús & Coronado, Carmen, 2018. "Perceptions of pharmacists and physicians on generic substitution in a financial crisis context in Northwestern Spain: A qualitative study," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 122(12), pages 1316-1325.
    2. Charon Lessing & Toni Ashton & Peter Davis, 2014. "The Impact on Health Outcomes and Healthcare Utilisation of Switching to Generic Medicines Consequent to Reference Pricing: The Case of Lamotrigine in New Zealand," Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, Springer, vol. 12(5), pages 537-546, October.


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