In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk about the most commonly asked question on how to choose affordable drugs 70% of the cost of treatment is on drugs. Two types of drugs are present in the market: patented and generic. He will explain these two class of drugs. Dr. K K Aggarwal will also discuss the problems of the healthcare costs and how to decide in choosing an affordable drug. Generic drugs in India are available at three different prices by the same company, same molecule same quality and same manufacturing cost. It can be sold in the name of generic-generic, trade-generic or branded-generic. He will also explain these different types of generic drugs. Dr. KK Aggarwal will also discuss about NLEM (National List of Essential Medicines) and non - NLEM drugs.
Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He is the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He is also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus