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Report of the Working Party on prescribing and dispensing in the General Medical Service.

By Working Party on Prescribing and Dispensing in the General Medical Service

Abstract

I. Control-of Market Price of Drugs\ud There should be regular- review of drug manufacturers' selling prices in\ud this country. A review should commence as soon as possible in conjunction\ud with the pharmaceutical industry (paragraph 31).\ud 2. Advertising and promoIing pharmaceutical products\ud Discussions should take place between the Department of Health, the\ud National Drugs Advisory Board and the Pharmaceutical, Chemical and\ud Allied Industries Association regarding the advertising and promotion of\ud prescribable products (paragraph 34).\ud 3. Prescriptions containing more than a month's supply\ud A system of post -dated prescriptions should be arranged which would\ud allow the doctor to prescribe more than one month's supply where he\ud considers it desirable (paragraph 39).\ud 4. Generic -prescribing\ud It is considered that doctors should continue to' prescribe the generic\ud forms of products where they are satisfied that the generic form is therapeutically\ud effective from the point of view of quality, bioavailability and\ud bioactivity (paragraph 41)

Topics: DRUG, PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICE, MEDICAL STAFF, HEALTH
Publisher: Stationery Office
Year: 1976
OAI identifier: oai:www.lenus.ie:10147/338182

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