Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Do Not Substitute: a clear message

A prescription by a doctor is his "signature", as far as patients treatment is concerned. Of late the it has become a trend substitute medications in Private pharmacies, corporate hospital pharmacies. Medicines manufactured by spurious companies, substandard generics may not yield the intended results, thus rendering the treatment ineffective. Who suffers? The TRUST, between the patient and the doctor!

The rules are very clear: No pharmacist can substitute a Brand Generic medicine, without doctors prescription/ permission. (Reference: Rule 65 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules 1945, amended till 1995)

In a healthy development, a court has punished a pharmacist for substitution the medicines prescribed by a doctor...

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