Prescribing generic drugs will reduce patient confusion and medication errors

In last night’s federal budget, Treasurer Scott Morrison announced an anticipated range of measures to encourage doctors to prescribe generic medicines rather than their more expensive brand name equivalents. So unless specified by the doctor, patients will receive a prescription with the generic medication name on it. This is expected to save taxpayers A$1.8 billion over five years. But beyond saving costs, the push towards generics may also reduce confusion among patients and medication errors.
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