Prescribing Policy & Generic Policy
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Every drug has 2 names. It can be very confusing. For example NUROFEN is a trade name or marketing name, the generic or chemical name is IBUPROFEN. Similarly PANADOL and PARACETAMOL.
It is Government policy to increase the rate of generic prescribing. The Practice has taken the decision to prescribe generically, where possible. Our generic prescribing rate is over 75%, one of the highest for any practice. It does mean some of the drug names are almost unpronounceable - it's as difficult for doctors and pharmacist as it is for patients!