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Israel introduces generic drugs scheme

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7210.592 (Published 04 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:592
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jersusalem

    Israeli pharmacists may now substitute cheaper generic versions of prescription drugs for brand name drugs if the prescribing doctor does not use the commercial name.

    In addition, those working in both private and health fund pharmacies have been permitted to advise customers on over the counter drugs and suggest what is most suited to them.

    These changes came into effect recently with amendments to the …

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