Cost of medicine
2. The cost of same medicine differs from company to company.For example "Atorvastatin" tabs for cholesterol cost for 10 tablets is Rs 20/- in one co (ATCHOL- Brand name) and Rs 60/- from the co UTV. This means the profit margin is so high or compromising on the quality. Consumer has no knowledge.
3. Few companies supplying to the PSU's print on the wrapper that it is for the supply to PSU. Why such stamping. I guess that batch with inferior quality shall not be get mixed with other consignments.
4. Now a days physician prescribes minimum of 4 to 5 varieties of tablets to any patient, whether it is required or not. No ethics followed by physicians, though MCI has code of conduct. It is like taking oath in the judicial proceedings by everyone for not following it. more
I also come from a family of Physician - my father,grand father and great grandfather are physicians. As a child, I found those old fashioned Physicians attending to any distress call from patients day & night without bothering for personal convenience/inconveniences. They believed in the oath taken by them to serve their patients while choosing their profession.
Alas, that devotion is not valued by physicians on date. Many of them primarily believe that medical profession is no different from other professions. They believe that patient physician relationship is nothing but a professional one - entirely governed by demand/supply situation. They do not hesitate to join the manipulation games played by Pharmaceutical companies,Hospital Management businessmen and Medical Shops/Diagnostic companies owners.
Who am I to say anything against their professionalism?? more