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Title: Assessment of impediments to competition in the pharmaceutical sector in Jamaica : supplementary volume; comparative in vitro dissolution and biopharmaceutical properties of some multi-source antihypertensive drug products marketed in Jamaica
Authors: Adebayo, Sarafadeen
Riley, Cliff
Anderson, Naomi
University of Technology (UTECH)
Fair Trading Commission (FTC)
Keywords: CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
PHARMACEUTICALS
PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
COMPETITION
COMPETITION LAW
COMPETITION POLICY
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: University of Technology (UTECH), Kingston, JM
Abstract: A study has been done on the biopharmaceutical properties of antihypertensive drug products marketed in Jamaica. Four pharmacological classes of antihypertensive drugs were selected: Beta blocker (Atenolol), Angiotensine Converting Enzyme inhibitors (ACEI), Diuretics and Central Alpha Blocker (Methyldopa). Products were tested for uniformity of weight, content of active ingredients (assay) and dissolution rates, following the British Pharmacopoeia/USP procedures. It was observed that products contained the required level of active ingredients. However, some products make the active ingredient available for absorption faster and to a greater extend than others. Results generally suggest that more than company reputation and cost is required for making rational decisions on drug product selection.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/34840
Project Number: 103430
Project Title: Small Grants Competition for Distribution Sector Research
Appears in Collections:Global and Multi-regional / Projets mondiaux et multirégionaux
Research Results (GGP) / Résultats de recherches (MCP)
IDRC Research Results / Résultats de recherches du CRDI
Competition Policy / Politique de la concurrence

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