Doctors reject changes on generic drugs which could save almost $2 billion

ABC News, 2 May 2017
Author: Andrew Probyn
“Australians will increasingly find themselves prescribed generic drugs rather than the big-name brands, under changes to be unveiled in next week’s budget. It is understood that the Government intends to change the prescribing software used by doctors, with the default setting switched to the active ingredient. GPs would still be able to prescribe particular brands but under the new “opt out” regime, they would have to actively nominate a drug other than the generic name.”
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