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The skyrocket rising of the prices of medicines is one of the problems for people to access medicines essential for the maintenance of their health; generic medicines seem to be the savior and way out of this burden. Apart from stimulating domestic production of pharmaceuticals, generic medicines has increased availability and affordability of essential medicines especially in low and mid income countries. Promoting the use, strict regulation and improving the standards of production of generic medicines especially in developing countries will reduce the doubts and skepticisms people are having on generic medicines thus increasing the use of generics therefore improving the accessibility of essential medicines.


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Bora Lichanda, Mi Luo, & Bikui Zhang. (2013). The road of generic medicines towards improving the accessibility of essential medicines . International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4(2), 230-237. Retrieved from