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Knowledge, perceptions and use of generic drugs: a cross sectional study

Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Jéssica Nathalia Soares Oliveira, Marília dos Santos Andrade, Cássia Regina Vancini-Campanharo, Rodrigo Luiz Vancini

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082014ao3125

Objective To assess the level of knowledge, perceptions and usage profile for generic drugs among laypersons.Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted with 278 volunteers (180 women and 98 men, aged 37.1±15.8 years). A questionnaire was drawn up with questions on their use, perceptions and knowledge of generic drugs.Results Most respondents (99.6%) knew that generic drugs exist, but only 48.6% were able to define them correctly, while 78.8% of the respondents had some information about generics. This information was obtained mainly […]