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Medical regulator urges doctors to prescribe generic drugs

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f564 (Published 28 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f564
  1. Soumyadeep Bhaumik
  1. 1Kolkata

The Medical Council of India has asked the heads of medical colleges and hospitals and the president of the state medical councils to ensure that all doctors prescribe generic drugs as far as possible.

The advice came in a letter circulated on 21 January 2013 and reiterates a circular from November 2012 that was based on provisions of the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations 2002.

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