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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 […]

Hearing rehabilitation through telemedicine to enhance public policies in Brazil

Silvio Pires Penteado, Ricardo Ferreira Bento

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082011MD1810

ABSTRACT Since 2004, the Brazilian government has run one of the most all-inclusive hearing rehabilitation program based on hearing aids worldwide. In 2007 this investment in hearing aids topped U$ 68 million, apart from covering the cost of physicians and audiologists. Nearly 140 centers are certified by the government to dispense fitted hearing aids, figures which are still low when one considers the size of the country. Telemedicine can represent a field of knowledge which broadens hearing rehabilitations services in […]