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The International Drug Price Indicator Guide is a powerful resource for medical students and others to obtain information about prices of the medicines.

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It can also be used by medicine procurement agencies, and public health programs to procure and use medicines in a more cost-effective manner. The drug price guide is available for free at the electronic resources center of MSH. The guide can be downloaded in both, the PDF version and as a spreadsheet. Our students find the guide easy to use and it provides quick and reliable information. The section on how to use the guide, mentions medicines arranged in three lists in the guide.

The first list shows medicines in alphabetical order arranged by generic name, the second list shows medicines arranged alphabetically within the WHO essential medicines list WHO EML by therapeutic category and the third list is a price comparison form.

The section on how to analyze and compare prices is also useful. The prices are provided in US dollars USD and the first list includes information about the package in which the medicine is available, the package price and the unit price of the medicine. Information about the supplier and the downloader median price is also mentioned.

The second list is of medicines arranged according to therapeutic category and mentions the number of suppliers and downloaders for a medicine and again mentions the median prices and the DDD. This list will be especially useful for students to compare prices among related medicines during the process of P-drug selection.

Such variation not only deprives the medical fraternity from accessing reliable drug information but can also promote off-label and irrational drug use leading to increased incidence of adverse reactions and possible treatment failure.

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These drugs were chosen on the basis of prescription pattern in the hospital. Two senior residents D.

Clinical Pharmacology students and one PhD student collected and analyzed the PIs of the selected drugs. The following parameters were assessed.

The number of drugs out of the selected 50, whose indication information was missing in different sources. Total number of indications given in different sources, in respect of these 50 drugs. Average number of indications per drug mentioned in different sources.

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After doing the above assessments, we did a subset analysis in respect of: Only those drugs whose indications were given in CDSCO website list. In the next step, we compared only those drugs whose indications were mentioned in all the four sources. We also looked upon gross qualitative differences existing across various sources of drug information used in this study. To find the difference between different sources, data were statistically analyzed by applying Friedman Test using Graph Pad Instat trial version software.

Only MIMS contained information about all the 50 drugs.

The number of indications per drug was variable in all these four sources. The details of this information are given in Table 1. NFI was excluded from this analysis as this source had information of only about 24 of these 40 drugs.

In respect of these 40 drugs, the PI had listed maximum number of indications 2. Table 2 Open in a separate window To include NFI as well, a subset analysis was done in respect of those 24 drugs information about which were available in all the four sources including NFI.

We found that NFI had listed maximum number of indications 3. Table 3 Open in a separate window Qualitative differences After the quantitative comparison, we identified any gross qualitative mismatch in information across these four sources.

Following gross discrepancies are observed: Of the 40 drugs mentioned in CDSCO, only broad single indication is mentioned in respect of some drugs e.

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It is apparent that such abridged information only reflects the broad use of the drug without providing more specific and relevant information to the prescribing physicians. Labetalol is one of the preferred drugs for treatment of pregnancy induced hypertension, and its oral administration is considered as safe and effective as methyldopa.

Surprisingly, NFI lists out the maximum indications for fluoxetine which includes premenstrual disorder, anorexia nervosa, and Parkinson's disease as well over and above the indications given in other three sources. For tablet topiramate, the CDSCO site mentions it only as an antiepileptic, whereas other sources go on to describe the type of epileptic disorders for which it is indicated.

In addition, PI mentions prophylaxis of migraine as one of its indication. Besides above variations, some minor typographical errors were also noticed in information provided in CDSCO, e.

The drugs are approved by drug regulator of any country for specific indications in specified dosage, which is known as the labeling information of that particular drug. However, the actual use of the drug in clinical practice may vary and may not be according to its labeling information at times.

For example, metformin is used for the treatment of polycystic ovarian disease which is not its approved indication. Such a use of an approved drug is known as off-label use.

Off-label use of a drug is not illegal, however, it may be irrational or unscientific. We undertook this study to assess the quantity and quality of drug information available in various sources and compared it with the labeling information of the drug as provided in the CDSCO website, which is the regulatory benchmark.Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research aims to publish findings of doctors at grass root level and post graduate students, so that all unique medical experiences are recorded in literature.

The drug price guide is available for free at the electronic resources center of MSH. If all the drugs marketed in India are checked, this number may increase. Pujari P.

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