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Table 1 List of medicines surveyed

From: Evaluating availability and price of essential medicines in Boston area (Massachusetts, USA) using WHO/HAI methodology

Medicines Strength Dosage form/Unit Pack size (recommended)a Originator Brand
A. Over-the-counter medicines
 Acetaminophen/Paracetamol 325 mg Tab/cap 100 Tylenol (McNeil)
 Acetylsalicylic Acid 500 mg Tab/cap 100 Asprin (Bayer)
 Cimetidine 200 mg Tab/cap 30 Tagamet (GSK)
 Clotrimazole vaginal cream 1 % Gram 24 Clotrimin (MSD)
 Diphenhydramine HCl 25 mg Tab/cap 100 Benadryl (McNeil)
 Hydrocortisone topical cream 1 % Gram 51
 Ibuprofen 200 mg Tab/cap 200 Advil (Pfizer)
 Loratadine 10 mg Tab/cap 30 Claritin (MSD)
 Miconazole Nitrate topical cream 2 % Gram 9 Monistat (McNeil)
 Omeprazole 20 mg Tab/cap 42 Prilosec (AstraZeneca)
 Ranitidine 150 mg Tab/cap 80 Zantac (Boehringer)
B. Prescription medicines
 Amitriptyline 25 mg Tab/cap 100 Tryptizol (MSD)
 Amoxicillin 500 mg Tab/cap 21 Amoxil (GSK)
 Atenolol 50 mg Tab/cap 60 Tenormin (AstraZeneca)
 Captopril 25 mg Tab/cap 60 Capoten (BMS)
 Ceftriaxone injection 1 g/vial Vial 1 Rocephin (Roche)
 Ciprofloxacin 500 mg Tab/cap 10 Ciproxin (Bayer)
 Co-trimoxazole suspension 8 + 40 mg/ml Gram 100 Bactrim (Roche)
 Diazepam 5 mg Tab/cap 100 Valium (Roche)
 Diclofenac 50 mg Tab/cap 100 Voltarol (Novartis)
 Glibenclamide 5 mg Tab/cap 60 Daonil (Sanofi-Aventis)
 Omeprazole 20 mg Tab/cap 30 Losec (AstraZeneca)
 Paracetamol (Acetaminophen) 24 mg/ml Milliliter 60 Panadol (GSK)
 Salbutamol inhaler 100 mcg/dose Dose 200 Ventoline (GSK)
 Simvastatin 20 mg Tab/cap 30 Zocor (MSD)
C. Pharmacy discount program medicines
Acute medicines
 Amoxicillinb 500 mg Tab/cap 30 Amoxil (GSK)
 Amoxicillin suspension 250 mg/5 ml Milliliters 150 ml Amoxil (GSK)
 Azithromycin 500 mg Tab/cap 3 Zithromax (Pfizer)
 Ceftriaxone Injectionb 1 g/vial Vial 1 Rocephin (Roche)
 Ciprofloxacinb 500 mg Tab/cap 20 Ciproxin (Bayer)
 Clotrimazole topical creamb 1 % Gram 15 gram tube Canesten (Bayer)
 Diclofenacb 50 mg Tab/cap 60 Voltarol (Novartis)
 Furosemide 40 mg Tab/cap 30 Lasix (Sanofi-Aventis)
 Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg Tab/cap 30 Dichlotride (MSD)
 Ibuprofenb 400 mg Tab/cap 90 Brufen (Knoll)
 Metronidazole 500 mg Tab/cap 14 Flagyl (Sanofi-Aventis)
 Omeprazoleb 20 mg Tab/cap 30 Prilosec (AstraZeneca)
 Ranitidineb 150 mg Tab/cap 60 Zantac (GSK)
Chronic medicines
 Amitriptylineb 25 mg Tab/cap 90 Tryptizol (MSD)
 Amlodipine 5 mg Tab/cap 90 Norvasc (Pfizer)
 Atenololb 50 mg Tab/cap 90 Tenormin (AstraZeneca)
 Atorvastatin 10 mg Tab/cap 90 Lipitor (Pfizer)
 Captoprilb 25 mg Tab/cap 180 Capoten (BMS)
 Clonazepam 2 mg Tab/cap 90 Rivotril (Roche)
 Diazepamb 5 mg Tab/cap 90 Valium (Roche)
 Enalapril 10 mg Tab/cap 90 Renitec (MSD)
 Fluoxetine 20 mg Tab/cap 90 Prozac (Eli Lilly)
 Glibenclamideb 5 mg Tab/cap 90 Daonil (Sanofi-Aventis)
 Metformin 850 mg Tab/cap 180 Glucophage (BMS)
 Phenytoin 50 mg Tab/cap 90 Epanutin (Pfizer)
 Simvastatinb 20 mg Tab/cap 90 Zocor (MSD)
  1. aFor facility surveys (Table 1a-b), data collectors were instructed to obtain information for these medicine pack sizes (number of units). If not available, the information for the size immediately larger was collected
  2. bMedicines common to both the pharmacy survey and pharmacy discount scheme surveys