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Sri Lanka Orders Hospital Doctors To Prescribe Generics, Not Brands (Sri Lanka)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Sri Lanka's Healthcare and Nutrition Ministry has ordered all hospital physicians to prescribe only generic drugs to patients. The directive also requires the doctors to explain the benefits of generics to their patients and bars the doctors from prescribing branded drugs. The order was issued through the Private Medical Ordinance. (Click here for more

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