UK Drops Plans for Generic Substitution of Primary Care Drugs by Pharmacists

November 26, 2010
The UK’s coalition government will seek other ways of driving the use of generic drugs that are more acceptable to patients, rather than requiring pharmacists to substitute generics for brand drugs used in primary care. Possible measures include having pharmacies alert doctors when a generic is available and encouraging generic use through the primary care trust management, the UK Department of Health says in a recent report.
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