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Misconception about generic medicines

The issue of generic medicines has again surfaced nowadays. Most patients believe that doctors are writing drugs which are not generic but the fact is otherwise. Most of the medicines available in India are actually generic. Original research molecules form very small percentage in India.

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The Paradox: Poor Men Heart Stents Gets Costlier!!! by new rule: Open letter to PM

Background: – Coronary stents price was reduced last month. This has led to changes in the market. Stents which were available at the lesser price used for poor patients have become expensive and off course expensive stents have become cheaper.
This is the letter I have sent to Prime minister of India. Waiting for their response. continue reading......

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ಬಡವರಿಗೆ ಹೃದಯದ ಸ್ಟೆಂಟುಗಳು ಇನ್ನುಮುಂದೆ ದುಬಾರಿ

ಕೆಲವು ದಿನಗಳ ಮುಂಚೆ ಹೃದಯದ ಸ್ಟೆಂಟುಗಳಿಗೆ 85% ಬೆಲೆ ಕಡಿತಾ ಅಂಥಾ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ದಿನಪತ್ರಿಕೆ , ಟಿವಿ, ಸೋಶಿಯಲ್ ಮಿಡಿಯಾ ದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೇಳಿ ಬಂತು. ಸಾಮನ್ಯ ಜನರು ಒಳ್ಳೆದಾಯಿತು ಅಂತಾ ಅಂ ದುಕೊಂಡರು. ಆದರೆ ಇದರಿಂದಾ ಸಾಹುಕಾರರಿಗೆ ಹಾಕುವು ಸ್ಟೆಂಟುಗಳ ಬೆಲೆ ಇಳಿಯಿತು ಬಡವರ ಸ್ಟೆಂಟುಗಳು ಹೆಚ್ಚು ದುಬಾರಿಯಾದವು. ಅದು ಹೇಗೆ ಅಂದುಕೊಂಡಿರಾ ಈ ಪ್ರಬಂದವನ್ನು ಓದಿ continue reading

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Consequences of cardiac stent prize reductions- patient perspective

As a cardiologist, I am very happy that stent prizes have been reduced.
With prize reduction, I should be able to treat more patients. But, in reality, this is becoming counter-productive.
For the poor patients, stents will become more expensive and for affording patients newer stents will not be available in Indian market. Only the party which will get benefit by this new rule is medical insurance companies.
On the surface, this article appears insane please read this article completely to know ground reality.

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Will Human Doctors Become Obsolete ?–AI

We are using AI (artificial intelligence) in everyday life although their role is not a very big still its presence has made our life little simpler. Smartphone, google maps etc are driven by AI. In days to come, AI will play a big role in everyday life and it will invade all fields of human society and one such field may be medical field, but medical field is not a straight equation. In this article, I will discuss difficulties of AI with respect to medical field and will it be possible for AI to master medical field? ... continue reading...

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ಹುಬ್ಬಳ್ಳಿಗೆ ಬಂದು ನೆಲಸಿ ಸುಮಾರು ಮೂವತ್ತು ವರ್ಷ ಆಯಿತು ಅದ್ಯಾಕೊ ಕುಂದ ತಿಂದೆ ಇರಲಿಲ್ಲಾ. ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಬ್ಬಳ್ಳಿಯಲ್ಲೂ ಕುಂದಾ ಮಾಡತಾರ ಆದರೆ ಬೆಳಗಾವಿ ಕುಂದಾದಂಗ ರುಚಿ ಇರಂಗಿಲ್ಲಾ. ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಬ್ಬಳ್ಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪೇಡೆ ಚೊಲೋ ಸಿಗತಾವ ಅದರ ಕುಂದಾ ಬೆಳಗಾವಿದ ಬೆಸ್ಟ್. Continue reading

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Is Change Really Law of Nature

This article is offbeat for my medical related blog, however, these thoughts were triggered after reading an article related medical field. I was reading how artificial intelligence (AI) can change our medical field. This article does not deal with AI either. Thoughts triggered were why we see change, why nothing seems to fix or permanent. continue reading.......

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What is Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest and Heart Failure

I find many of patients get confused with term heart attack, cardiac arrest and heart failure. These terms are most commonly used by doctors while explaining disease process to patients and their relatives. In this article, we will discuss in brief meaning of these terms. ...continue reading

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7 Tips to Prevent Heart Attack.

Lifestyle modification has the impact on preventing a heart attack. in this article , you will learn basic mechanism of heart attack and tips to prevent a heart attack.

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