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On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government is contemplating a law that will make it binding for doctors to prescribe generic medicines. The proposed legislation has the potential of offering the patient a greater say in the choice of a medicine. “We will bring in a legal framework by which if a doctor writes a prescription, he has to write in it that it will be enough for patients to buy generic medicine and he need not buy any other medicine,” the PM is reported to have said. The PM has signaled the government’s intention to end the malpractice of doctors dispensing only costly drugs.

Making it incumbent on the doctor to prescribe a generic drug would mean that the prescription will detail the medicine’s composition — the salts — leaving the choice of the brand on the patient. However, for such a choice to be effective, the proposed law needs to go beyond the doctor-patient binary and target each link in the pharma industry’s chain of corruption.

http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/editorials/narendra-modi-generic-medicines-prescription-law-4618601/
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