Can doctors write brand names of a drug in their prescription?


Dr KK Aggarwal and Ira Gupta    23 October 2017

Regulation 1.5 of the MCI Code of Medical Ethics does not allow doctors to write drugs by their brand names. The rule says: 1.5 Use of Generic names of drugs: Every physician should, as far as possible, prescribe drugs with generic names and he/she shall ensure that there is a rational prescription and use of drugs.

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