Doctors to prescribe generic drugs only or face action, says
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The country's apex medical regulator has warned the doctors of action if they fail to adhere to its guideline on prescribing the drugs only in generic names and writing prescriptions legibly. The Medical Council of India (MCI) has also asked the medical practitioners to ensure that there is rational prescription and use of drugs, failing which "strict disciplinary action" will be taken if they fail to adhere to it orders.

It has asked the medical community to follow its 2016 notification in which the MCI had amended the clause 1.5 of the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002 mandating the doctors to prescribe medicines by generic names in place of brand names.

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