Prescribing generic drugs using a generic name

Are we teaching it right?

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Abstract

The Indian Medical Council (Professional conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002, state that "Every physician should, as far as possible, prescribe drugs with generic names and he/she shall ensure that there is a rational prescription and use of drugs.". Undergraduate medical students are introduced to drug nomenclature early on during their pharmacology course. They are told that generic name or, more appropriately, non-proprietary name (usually international non-proprietary name INN), is to be used while writing prescriptions.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalIndian journal of medical ethics
Volume1
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2016

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Prescribing generic drugs using a generic name : Are we teaching it right? / Kamath, Ashwin.

In: Indian journal of medical ethics, Vol. 1, No. 3, 01.07.2016.

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