ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Prescribing Generic Medicines

The move to have doctors prescribe medicines in generic names is not a well-planned one.

S Srinivasan writes:

The Prime Minister’s announcement that prescription of medicines by their generic names will be mandatory has set the cat among the pigeons. It is not a well-thought-out move and diverts attention from the real crisis in public health and the lack of access to quality, affordable medicines for all.

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Updated On : 27th Aug, 2017


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