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Cut planned for dispensing doctors

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7052.252a (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:252

The South African Department of Health has published regulations to force doctors to prescribe generically and to reduce the large numbers of dispensing doctors in the country.

The move is part of a major package of regulations that is intended to change the way in which drugs are marketed and dispensed to bring South Africa into line with other countries. Prescribing costs in South Africa are among the highest …

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