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80% of doctors prescribed banned drugs: survey

: Nearly 80 per cent of Indian doctors prescribed drugs from the recently banned list of 344 drugs, revealed a survey conducted by eMediNexus, a doctor’s network.

The survey, conducted to gauge the sentiment of 4,892 doctors, also concluded that up to 40 per cent of doctors disagreed with the government’s justification for the ban.

The survey further revealed that a quarter of doctors felt their reputation would be negatively impacted.

Over 75 per cent of surveyed doctors also opined that at least one of the drugs should not have been banned, and a third felt there should be exceptions to drug bans, like in the United States.

Codeine and Nimesulide combinations were the main exceptions to the ban that doctors felt should have been made.

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