Generic medicines literacy — minimising the potential for patient confusion

Linda V Graudins and Michael J Dooley
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03980.x
Published online: 4 October 2010

To the Editor: Prescribing and dispensing generic medicines is an option to reduce costs in the community and is also common practice in public hospitals. In addition to the issues discussed by McLachlan,1 we have noted a concerning trend in the “branding” of many new generic medicines that has the potential to add to the confusion for patients, prescribers and pharmacists.

  • Linda V Graudins1
  • Michael J Dooley1,2

  • 1 Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.



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